Appellate Court Opinions

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31,675 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 451A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re J.L.F.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2), (5)-(7); no-merit review pursuant to N.C.R. App. P. 3.1(e).

, Supreme Court , 459A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re K.N.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction to enter termination order; whether the trial court operated under a misapprehension of law that post-petition facts were irrelevant and unnecessary in terminating parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2).

, Supreme Court , 218A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re M.A.

Whether the trial court erred in adjudicating grounds to terminate respondent's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1).

, Supreme Court , 494A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re M.J.M.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction over a petition to terminate parental rights where an order had previously been entered in another county establishing petitioner's guardianship of the child; whether the trial court failed to exercise its discretion to appoint the children a guardian ad litem under N.C.G.S. 7B-1108(c).

, Supreme Court , 371A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re S.C.L.R.

Compliance with N.C.G.S. 7B-1104(2); appeal from order terminating respondents' parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(4), (7).

, Supreme Court , 339A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re Z.G.J.

Termination of parental rights; whether the termination petition was filed by an individual or entity with standing; whether the trial court improperly relied solely on the termination petition when determining grounds existed to terminate respondent's parental rights; whether the trial court's findings of fact supported its conclusion that grounds for termination existed under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(3), (6).

, Court of Appeals , COA20-648 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
85' & Sunny, LLC v. Currituck Cty.

County zoning board decision was supported by substantial, competent evidence in view of the entire record; trial court's review of county zoning board in nature of certiorari; interpretation of county unified development ordinance.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-478 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Angela Wilson Freeman v. Tommie L. Glenn

Motor vehicle accident; contributory negligence; peremptory instruction on negligence; evidence of seat belt misuse; duplicative evidence; harmless error; motion for judgment notwithstanding verdict

, Court of Appeals , COA21-26 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Cassandra Michele Starnes vs. Carrie Elizabeth Starnes

child custody; trial court did not err in refusing to admit evidence of infidelity of one spouse; trial court's challenged findings of fact were supported by competent evidence or were recitations of testimony not necessary to support court's ultimate findings of fact and conclusions of law; expert did not engage in improper vouching; court's findings on the ultimate facts resolved all the material issues in controversy

, Court of Appeals , COA20-704 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
Erickson v. NC Dep't of Pub. Safety

Administrative Law Judge; hearsay evidence; dismissal for just cause; career State employee; grossly inefficient job performance; unacceptable personal conduct;

, Court of Appeals , COA20-412 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
Gribble v. Bostian

easement, appurtenant, not located, acquiesced, competent evidence, practical location, reasonable way, Dead Man's Statute, Hearsay

, Court of Appeals , COA20-29-2 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
In re: S.R.J.T.

neglect, dependency, finding of fact, alternative child care arrangement

, Court of Appeals , COA20-599 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Ross v. SBI

Industrial Commission; State Tort Claims Act; Rule 60 motion for relief from judgment; Rule 60(b)(3); untimely motion; Rule 60(b)(6); abuse of discretion standard