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, Court of Appeals , COA20-232 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Swain

Motion to suppress, entry of a written order

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1146 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Waldrop

Sex offenses; challenges to closing argument

, Court of Appeals , COA20-191 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Waugh

Rape of a child, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual offense with a child; admission of testimony that the minor child?s symptoms were consistent with sexual abuse; no plain error

, Court of Appeals , COA18-536-2 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Wynn

possession of a firearm by a felon; constructive possession of a controlled substance

, Court of Appeals , COA20-351 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Sullivan v. Pugh

N.C. Gen. Stat. 1A-1, Rule 42(a); consolidation; consolidated for trial; no requirement to serve voluntary dismissal on a nonparty; voluntary dismissal deprived trial court of jurisdiction to enter further orders;

, Court of Appeals , COA20-506 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
U.S. Bank Tr. v. Rogers

Reformation of description; mutual mistake; deed of trust; third-party complaint; interlocutory appeal; joinder; necessary party/permissive party.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-337 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
Woody v. Vickrey

Interlocutory appeal; substantial rights; inconsistent verdicts; right to jury trial; N.C. Const., Art. I, § 25; quiet title; conversion; cancellation and rescission; mental incapacity; undue influence; critical preliminary issues; declaratory judgment; permanent injunction; partial summary judgment

, Supreme Court , 69A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re A.M.L.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2) on the grounds of respondent-mother willfully leaving the juveniles in foster care or placement outside the home for more than twelve months without showing to the satisfaction of the court that she had made reasonable progress under the circumstances in correcting those conditions which led to the juveniles' removal.

, Supreme Court , 308A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re A.R.P.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) (2019). No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 230A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re B.T.J.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court made adequate findings of fact to support a termination of respondent-mother's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1).

, Supreme Court , 196A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re C.R.L.

Termination of parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1), (2), (9); whether the trial court's failure to hold a termination hearing within the timing requirements of N.C.G.S. 7B-1109 constitutes reversible error.

, Supreme Court , 248A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re G.G.M.

Whether the trial court erred in adjudicating grounds to terminate respondent's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7); whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining termination of respondent's parental rights was in the children's best interests; whether respondent received ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 249A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re G.G.M. and S.M.

Whether the trial court erred in adjudicating grounds to terminate respondent's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7); whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining termination of respondent's parental rights was in the children's best interests; whether respondent received ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 127A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re H.A.J.

Denial of motion to continue; whether the trial court erred by eliminating reunification as a permanent plan; whether the trial court erred in determining grounds existed to terminate parental rights related to neglect pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondent's parental rights was in the best interests of the juveniles.

, Supreme Court , 91A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re I.R.M.B.

Private termination; appeal from an order terminating respondent-father's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) (2019); whether the trial court's findings of fact are supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; whether the trial court's findings of fact support its conclusion of law that grounds existed to terminate respondent-father's parental rights on the basis of willful abandonment.

, Supreme Court , 186A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re J.S.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); incarceration as an indicator of future neglect.