Appellate Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice(s) or judge(s) of the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals.

30,344 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-171 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
Hill v. Kennedy

stepfather custody in error when father not unfit

, Court of Appeals , COA19-298 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
In re: A.G.B.

permanency planning order, juvenile, neglect, guardian ad litem, Department of Social Services, witness, custody, guardian

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1034 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
In re: Foster

Appeal of order allowing foreclosure dismissed as moot; NCGS 45-21.29A

, Court of Appeals , COA19-421 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
In re: J.M.

Fitness as parent
waiver of review hearings

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1002 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
In re: Whitaker

Utilities Commission; jurisdiction; Americans with Disabilities Act; NC Persons with Disabilities Act; findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA19-438 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Mejia v. Mejia

Separation agreement; Setting aside agreement; Duress; Child custody; Child support

, Court of Appeals , COA19-458 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
NC Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., Inc. v. Lunsford

insurance coverage; underinsured motorist insurance; stacking of underinsured motorist policies where policies are issued in different states and accident occurs in third state

, Court of Appeals , COA19-478 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
Padilla v. Whitley de Padilla

child custody; visitation rights; mental health; order for modification; primary physical custody; parental rights; substantial evidence; de novo; substantial and material change; minor children; beneficial circumstances; adverse circumstances; positive change; best interest of the child; children?s welfare; abuse of discretion.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1048 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Unpublished
Privette v. NC State Bd. of Dental Exam'rs

professional licensing and North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act; revocation of license to practice dentistry; fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation and standard of care issues

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1049 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Unpublished
Smith v. Smith

attorney's fees incurred in child support claim; insufficient means to defray legal expenses; good faith of interested party; refusal to pay adequate child support; insufficient findings to support award of attorney's fees

, Court of Appeals , COA19-956 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
Spencer v. Aughtry

trespass/encroachment; boundary dispute; implied dedication of road right-of-way to public; deeds void for vagueness of description

, Court of Appeals , COA19-601 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
State of NC v. Shkut

Mootness; public importance exception; motion for sanctions; proper grounds for sanctions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-649 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Bernicki

first-degree murder; competency; incapacity; abuse of discretion; jury selection; capacity; malingering; jury charge; reading of instructions; clerk; ex mero motu; nonprejudicial; failure to intervene