Appellate Court Opinions

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33,079 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 312A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re C.G.F.

Whether the trial court violated respondent's due process right to an impartial tribunal in an involuntary commitment proceeding when the State did not appear and the trial court elicited evidence to support committing respondent.

, Supreme Court , 364PA19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re Custodial Law Enf't Recording

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying, without explanation, the city's Motion to Modify Restrictions.

, Supreme Court , 279A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re E.M.D.Y.

Whether the trial judge violated respondent's due process right to an impartial tribunal in an involuntary commitment proceeding by calling a witness and eliciting testimony to support committing respondent when counsel for the State did not appear.

, Supreme Court , 313A21 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re J.R.

Whether the trial court violated respondent's due process right to an impartial tribunal in an involuntary commitment proceeding when the State did not appear and the trial court elicited evidence to support committing respondent.

, Supreme Court , 251A21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re K.P.

Whether the trial court properly verified that a juvenile's permanent custodial placement (1) understood the legal significance of the child's placement within the home and (2) possessed the appropriate resources to serve as a permanent placement. Whether the trial court properly eliminated reunification as a permanent plan.

, Supreme Court , 216A21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re L.Z.S.

Whether respondent-parent's counsel was properly allowed to withdraw when, under the totality of the circumstances, the record reflected no notice to respondent-parent that his counsel could withdraw based upon his failure to appear at permanency planning hearings.

, Supreme Court , 309A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Q.J.

Whether the trial court violated respondent's due process right to an impartial tribunal in an involuntary commitment proceeding when the State did not appear and the trial court elicited evidence to support committing respondent.

, Supreme Court , 317A21 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re R.S.H.

Whether the trial court violated respondent's confrontation right by incorporating the report of a non-testifying physician into its findings of fact and whether the trial court's findings were sufficient to support its involuntary commitment order.

, Supreme Court , 9A22 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
McAuley v. N.C. A&T State Univ.

Whether a deceased employee's prior filing of a workers' compensation claim is sufficient to invoke the Industrial Commission's jurisdiction over a dependent's subsequent claim for death benefits under N.C.G.S. 97-24.

, Supreme Court , 407A21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
Quad Graphics, Inc. v N.C. Dep't of Revenue

Whether the Supreme Court of the United States' decision in McLeod v. J.E. Dilworth Co., 322 U.S. 327 (1944) prevents the assessment of North Carolina sales tax on purchases from a Wisconsin-based printing company for materials mailed into North Carolina to customers or their designees.

, Supreme Court , 20PA21 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Radiator Specialty Co. v. Arrowood Indem. Co.

Declaratory judgment action by insured to determine extent to which various insurers are responsible for defense costs and indemnification for hundreds of product-liability claims based on the insurance policy provisions. Coverage under the policies is triggered when the claimant is exposed to the defective product, allocation of costs and damages should be pro rata among multiple insurers, and vertical exhaustion applies to coverage under excess policies.

, Supreme Court , 248A21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State of North Carolina v. Amy Regina Atwell

Whether defendant's actions were sufficiently egregious to permit the trial court to determine that defendant had waived or forfeited her constitutional right to counsel.

, Supreme Court , 41A22 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Brichikov

Whether the trial court committed prejudicial error by declining defendant's request to issue a jury instruction on involuntary manslaughter.

, Supreme Court , 29PA22 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Caballero

Whether the admission of testimony describing the alleged victim's account as 'rock solid' constituted plain error.

, Supreme Court , 276A21 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Elder

Whether the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for the second of two counts of first-degree kidnapping given that the indictment alleged that defendant had confined, restrained, and removed the victim for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a first-degree rape.

, Supreme Court , 182PA21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Geter

Whether the trial court possessed jurisdiction to revoke a defendant's probation after the defendant's term of probation had expired.

, Supreme Court , 18A22 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Lamp

Whether sufficient evidence was presented to support an inference of defendant's intent to deceive.

, Supreme Court , 395A21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Robinson

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in declining to reduce defendant's sentence on drug trafficking charges as permitted by N.C.G.S. 90-95(h)(5).

, Supreme Court , 119PA21 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
State v. Rollinson

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by concluding that the trial court complied with the procedure mandated by the legislature under N.C.G.S. 15A-1201(d)(1) for the trial court's consent to defendant's waiver of his right to a jury trial.