Appellate Court Opinions

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, Court of Appeals , COA22-195 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Thompson

motion to dismiss charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver; packaging of controlled substance, presence of cash and drug paraphernalia, quantity of controlled substance; substantial evidence of Defendant's intent; motion to continue; necessary witness; ineffective assistance of counsel claim

, Court of Appeals , COA22-260 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Walker

First-Degree Murder; Premeditation and Deliberation; Motion to Dismiss; Jury Instructions; Self-Defense; Stand Your Ground Instruction

, Court of Appeals , COA22-244 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
State v. William Baker

probation revocation; subject-matter jurisdiction; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1344(f)

, Court of Appeals , COA21-670 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Woodley

1st Degree Murder;
Covid-19 Protocols;
Emergency Directives;
Chief Justices Authority;
N.C. Gen Stat. 7A-39(b)(2)
Superior Court Jurisdiction;
Motion to Continue;
Courtroom Capacity;
Jury Selection;
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

, Court of Appeals , COA22-63 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Stockli v. N.C. Dep't of Pub. Safety

Office of Administrative Hearings; contested case; challenge to award of back pay; inclusion of overtime in back pay calculation

, Court of Appeals , COA22-19 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
The Ascot Corp., LLC v. I&R Waterproofing, Inc.

North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 14; Third-party Practice; Breach of Express Warranty; Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability; Indemnity; Contribution; Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss

, Supreme Court , 165A21 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Dewalt v. Hooks

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying plaintiffs' motion for class certification under Rule 23 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 457PA19-2 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Farmer v. Troy Univ.

Whether a state-run Alabama university can open an office in North Carolina, recruit students for its on-line programs, and subsequently enjoy sovereign immunity when a North Carolina employee alleges and sues the university for sexual harassment.

, Supreme Court , 425A21-2 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
Hoke Cnty. Bd. of Educ. v. State of N.C.

Whether, under extraordinary circumstances, the trial court properly ordered certain state actors to transfer available state funds to remedy an ongoing constitutional violation.

, Supreme Court , 393PA20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re L.N.H.

Whether the trial court erred in admitting and considering witness reports of abuse, adjudicating a juvenile's dependency, and eliminating reunification efforts.

, Supreme Court , 436A21 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State ex rel. Stein v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.

Whether the Due Process Clause and North Carolina Law permit a court to establish personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporate defendant by imputing to it the conduct, debts, and liabilities of its predecessor company.

, Supreme Court , 13PA21 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
State v. Bradsher

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by reversing defendant's conviction of felony obstruction of justice for insufficient evidence.

, Supreme Court , 54A19-3 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Diaz-Tomas

Whether a criminal defendant may compel a trial court or prosecuting authority to calendar and dispose of a criminal matter which has been dismissed with leave pursuant to statute when the dismissal-with-leave status affects the defendant's ability to exercise his driving privilege.

, Supreme Court , 485PA19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Harvin

Whether defendant forfeited his right to counsel by egregious misconduct.

, Supreme Court , 382A21 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Hooper

Whether defendant properly preserved his challenge to the trial court's failure to instruct the jury concerning self-defense for purposes of appellate review; whether the trial court erred by rejecting defendant's request for an instruction concerning self-defense.

, Supreme Court , 255PA20 (Per Curiam) , Published
State v. Nunez

Whether the superior court abused its discretion by denying defendant's petition for writ of certiorari.

, Supreme Court , 294A21 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Swindell

Whether the trial court erred in denying defendant's request for a jury instruction on justification as a defense to the charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.