Appellate Court Opinions

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32,373 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA21-72 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Davidson v. Davidson

alimony modification; substantial change of circumstances; bad faith; earning capacity; N.C. Gen. Stat. 50-16.3A(b)

, Court of Appeals , COA21-458 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
Hitchcock v. Rupert

domestic violence protective order; legitimate purpose; substantial emotional distress; continued harassment

, Court of Appeals , COA21-559 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
In re L.B., J.D., and C.D.

Department of Social Services; Guardian ad Litem; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-906.2; Visitation; Competent Evidence; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-906.1; Best Interest; Permanency Planning Hearing; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-905.1; Abuse of Discretion; and Out-of-State

, Court of Appeals , COA21-631 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
In re S.D.

3.1, neglect, disposition, reunification plan

, Court of Appeals , COA21-342 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
In Re T.S.

involuntary commitment order, mental illness, dangerous to self, dangerous to others, bodily harm, pandemic

, Court of Appeals , COA21-402 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
In re: A.J.D., Jr.

Involuntary Commitment Order; Sufficiency of Findings of Fact; Expert Witness Testimony; Preservation of Error; Hearsay

, Court of Appeals , COA21-228 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
In re: J.A.D.

Extortion, material information in charging instruments, physical violence not required for true threats, fatal variance in proof, written findings required under N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-2411, 7B-2501(c).

, Court of Appeals , COA21-532 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
In re: S.B. and W.J., Jr.

Termination of parental rights; Request to waive counsel; and N.C.G.S. 7B-1101.1(a1)

, Court of Appeals , COA21-494 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
Julie Klapp v. Randall Buck

negligence, contributory negligence, JNOV, judgment notwithstanding the verdict, motion for directed verdict, damages

, Court of Appeals , COA21-592 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
Matter of C.M.

Permanency Planning; Legal Guardianship; Legal Custody; Juvenile; Reunification; Concurrent Plan; Due Process Clause; Fourteenth Amendment: Parent?s Constitutionally Protected Status; Guardian ad Litem; Department of Social Services; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-906.1; Finding of Fact; Clear and Convincing Evidence; Conclusion of Law; De Novo; and N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-1001.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-486 (Judge April Wood) , Published
Moye-Lyons v. N.C. Dep't of Pub. Instruction

North Carolina Industrial Commission; workers compensation claim; timely filed claim; two-year limitation period; mental incompetency; jurisdiction; subject matter jurisdiction; employment; social security disability claim; representative payee; incompetency adjudication hearing; involuntary commitment; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-24(a); N.C. Gen. Stat. § 35A-1101; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 35A-1102; time-barred pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-50; 42 U.S.C. § 416(i).

, Court of Appeals , COA21-504 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Adams

Assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill and inflicting serious injury, NCGS 14-32(a); Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, NCGS 14-32(b); motion to dismiss; intent to kill; lesser included offense; possession of weapon of mass destruction; prior record level, NCGS 15A-1340.14(c)(4); date of offense, NCGS 15A-1340.14(c).

, Court of Appeals , COA20-885 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Carter

reasonableness of lifetime satellite-based monitoring; recidivist; sex offenses with a child under thirteen; Defendant's Fourth Amendment privacy interests balanced against State's interests and declared efficacy of SBM; totality of circumstances; amendments to SBM laws; Session Law 2021-138, sec. 18(i) and S.L. 2021-182, sec. 2(e) (collectively to be codified at N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-208.46).

, Court of Appeals , COA20-665 (Judge April Wood) , Published
State v. Hicks

Aggressor doctrine; self-defense; plain error; jury instructions; exhibits.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-687 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Ingram

Sufficient evidence of driving while intoxicated, N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-138.1(a)

, Court of Appeals , COA16-631 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Williamson

motion to dismiss second-degree murder charge; knowingly driving while impaired, when combined with evidence of reckless driving or behavior, may constitute malice; motion for appropriate relief; recanted testimony; privilege against self-incrimination; U.S. Const. Fifth and Sixth Amendments; testimony subject of direct examination as opposed to collateral matters; the trial court may strike testimony in whole or in part or compel witness to testify

, Court of Appeals , COA21-274 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Turner v. Oakley

Jurisdiction to modify child custody order; challenged finding of fact supported by substantial evidence; trial court assessed whether a substantial change in circumstances affected the child?s welfare and whether modification of custody was in the child?s best interests; no abuse of discretion in modification of custody.