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, Court of Appeals , COA21-705 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
In re S.S.

Termination of parental rights, financial contribution, due process.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-676 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
In re T.M.

Termination of parental rights
Familial priority
N.C. Gen,. Stat. § 7B-903(a1)

, Court of Appeals , COA22-277 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: A.N.S., Jr.

termination of parental rights; unchallenged findings of fact support conclusion of law that juvenile was neglected;

, Court of Appeals , COA21-754 (Judge April Wood) , Published
In re: R.A.F. & R.G.F., IV

N.C. Gen. Stat § 7B-1108.1; Notice of Termination hearing; Adequate inquiry; Right to counsel; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-1106(a)(1); N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-1101.1; Appearance; Withdrawal; Fundamental fairness; Parental rights; Termination of Parental Rights; TPR; Contact; Motion to extend time.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-177 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
In the Matter of J.T.

Termination of parental rights, challenge to disposition, findings of fact, supported or unchallenged binding

, Court of Appeals , COA21-284 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Izzy Air, LLC v. Triad Aviation, Inc.

Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act; UDTP; N.C. Gen. Stat. 75-1.1; N.C. Gen. Stat. 1-21; UDTP cause of action arose outside of state such that borrowing provision applied; no error in dismissing action for failure to state a claim; Rule 12(b)(6)

, Court of Appeals , COA21-428 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
Kinsley v. Ace Speedway Racing, Ltd.

Abatement of mass gatherings during pandemic, 12(b)(6) dismissal, constitutional claims, sovereign immunity, right to fruits of own labor, selective enforcement

, Court of Appeals , COA22-72 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
Matter of F.C.H.

Termination of Parental Rights; Insufficient Evidence; Repetition of Neglect; Willful Abandonment; Record on Appeal

, Court of Appeals , COA22-145 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
Matters of DC, FS, JH, DS

Termination of parental rights; Neglect; Willful failure; Domestic violence; Parental capacity assessment; Sexual abuse; Mental health; Juvenile; Substance abuse; Visitation; Foster care; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-1111(a)(2); Adjudication; Basic needs; Reasonable progress; Behavioral health; Relationships; DSS; Contact; GAL; Anger management; Parenting class.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-802 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Smith v. Greenwald

Interlocutory appeal; incorrect statement of grounds for appellate review; lack of appellate jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA21-83 (Judge April Wood) , Published
State v. Joyner

Exploitation of a disabled or elderly person while in a business relationship; Obtaining Property by False Pretenses; Confrontation Clause; Cross-examine; Opportunity to cross-examine; Hearsay, Hearsay exception; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 8C-1, Rule 804; Witness unavailable; Former testimony; Crawford; Testimonial statements; No-Contact Order; Absent from trial; Due Process; Sixth Amendment; Right to inspect; Weatherford.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-286 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. McDougald

Violent Habitual Felon Statute; mandatory LWOP; Juvenile conduct; eighth amendment; ineffective assistance of counsel; motion for appropriate relief

, Court of Appeals , COA20-515 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Pickens

no error in admitting challenged Rule 404(b) evidence; trial court improperly considered the defendant's exercise of his constitutional right to demand a trial by jury in deciding to impose three consecutive sentences

, Court of Appeals , COA19-215-2 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Unpublished
State v. Schalow

Prosecution of current child abuse and assault charges may proceed, consistent with the constitutional prohibition against double jeopardy, where the current charges are not the same offense as the previous attempted first-degree murder charge.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-723 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Shadow Christenson

Assault by strangulation; motion to dismiss; sufficient evidence of physical injury

, Court of Appeals , COA22-125 (Judge April Wood) , Published
State v. Wentz

Plea agreement; Plea arrangement; Withdrawn plea; Withdrawal; Alford plea; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-1024; Plea Bargain; Consideration; Inducement; Constitutional right; Benefit of the bargain; Sentencing.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-398 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
Visible Props., LLC v. The Vill. of Clemmons

Zoning; digital billboards; interpretation that harmonizes conflicting provisions; ambiguous language in zoning ordinances construed in favor of free use of real property

, Court of Appeals , COA21-661 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Walker v. Wake Cty. Sheriff's Dep't

Defamation; motion for judgment on the pleadings, N.C. Gen. Stat. 1A-1, Rule 12(c); motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, N.C. Gen. Stat. 1A-1, Rule 12(b)(6); qualified privilege defense; fair report privilege defense