Appellate Court Opinions

Slip opinions (court's decision in a case) filed and written by the justices of the Supreme Court or judges of the Court of Appeals

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31,464 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-734 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Tillman

Modification of probation; special conditions of probation; Anders brief; dismiss.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-213 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Tirado

issues include whether trial court's findings of fact are supported by competent evidence; whether the court properly weighed mitigating evidence; whether the court applied the correct legal standard in imposing two consecutive LWOP sentences; and whether said sentences are constitutional

, Court of Appeals , COA20-552 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. Ward

Probation revocation; Subject-matter jurisdiction; NCGS 15A-1344

, Court of Appeals , COA20-868 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
Warren Cty. DSS v. Garrelts

parentage; paternity; assisted reproduction; child support obligation of sperm donor; choice of law; full faith and credit clause; trial court erred in concluding that full faith and credit dictated that North Carolina law applied to claim for child support; North Carolina choice of law rules require that North Carolina court apply Virginia's law of parentage to determine whether sperm donor owes child support to the donee where the insemination and conception occurred in Virginia

, Court of Appeals , COA20-682 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Wilson v. Sweely

standing of relative to seek child custody; trial court erred in granting motion to dismiss for lack of standing under Rule 12(b)(6) where allegations in complaint and evidence submitted in support thereof showed that parents were unfit and had acted inconsistently with their constitutionally protected status as parents

, Supreme Court , 60A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Deminski v. State Bd. of Educ.

Whether an individual may bring a claim under the North Carolina Constitution for a school board's deliberate indifference to continual student harassment.

, Supreme Court , 399A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
Diamond Candles, LLC v. Winter

Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-27(a)(3) from an order and opinion on defendants' Rule 12(b)(2) and Rule 12(b)(3) motions to dismiss.

, Supreme Court , 403A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re I.K.

Whether the Court of Appeals correctly held that the trial court did not commit reversible error by finding by clear and convincing evidence that respondent acted inconsistently with his constitutionally protected status as a parent.

, Supreme Court , 76A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re M.J.R.B.

Respondent-parents appeal the termination of their parental rights.

, Supreme Court , 14A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Pool

Order of censure for conduct that undermines public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary; for allowing personal relationships to influence official judgment and conduct; for abuse of the prestige of judicial office; for improper ex parte communications; and for failure to diligently discharge judicial duties in violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

, Supreme Court , 320A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
McGuire v. LORD Corp.

Whether the trial court properly granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint.

, Supreme Court , 376A19 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
State v. Betts

Impermissible vouching regarding a child's credibility/believability; continued use of the word 'disclose' constituting impermissible vouching; admission of domestic violence evidence; plain error.

, Supreme Court , 261A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Blagg

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding the trial court properly denied defendant's motion to dismiss the charge of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine based upon the sufficiency of the evidence offered at trial.

, Supreme Court , 421PA19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Cheeks

Sufficiency of the evidence to show that starvation proximately caused the decedent's death; whether a separate showing of malice is necessary to support a conviction for first-degree murder on the basis of starvation; and whether there was a fatal variance between an indictment charging negligent child abuse and the evidence upon which defendant's conviction rested.

, Supreme Court , 71A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Goins

Whether the prosecutor's improper commentary during the State's closing arguments highlighting defendant's choice to plead not guilty prejudiced defendant; whether the Court of Appeals erred in ordering a new trial for defendant.

, Supreme Court , 279A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Hamer

Defendant was charged with speeding under N.C.G.S. 20-141(j1). Defendant appealed to the Court of Appeals arguing his waiver of his right to a jury trial was not knowing and voluntary under N.C.G.S. 15A-1201. Defendant appeals to this Court arguing the Court of Appeals erred when it held that he was not prejudiced by the trial court's error and that his waiver was knowing and voluntary.