Appellate Court Opinions

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31,675 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1157 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Forte

N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1354(a); discretion to impose consecutive or concurrent sentences; notice and opportunity to be heard before imposition of civil judgment for attorneys' fees; duplicative court costs; fee not supported by evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA20-172 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Gavin

First degree kidnapping; motion to dismiss; sufficiency of the evidence; intent to terrorize victim

, Court of Appeals , COA20-642 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
State v. Kisha Joann Welch

Felony child abuse; motion to dismiss; reliability of expert testimony; motion to continue; sufficient notice of expert testimony; relevant evidence; character evidence; closing arguments.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-565 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Lent

child sexual abuse; trial court did not err in allowing witness testimony about what victim disclosed; no error or abuse of discretion in admission of evidence of the defendant's masturbation; fact of the defendant's probation was admitted as evidence of flight; defendant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel

, Court of Appeals , COA20-609 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Lindsey

Drug offenses; appeal from guilty plea; appellate jurisdiction; petition for writ of certiorari; sufficiency of factual basis; defendant's right to be heard before imposition of court-appointed attorneys' fees

, Court of Appeals , COA20-514 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
State v. McDougald

motion for a mistrial; Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel; Eyewitness Identification Reform Act (?EIRA?)

, Court of Appeals , COA20-555 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. McLymore

robbery with a firearm; jury instructions; trial court did not err when it did not designate the victims named in the indictment as the alleged victims of the armed robbery

, Court of Appeals , COA20-411 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Newborn

Possession of firearm by felon separate indictment requirement; findings of fact regarding material evidentiary conflict; readily accessible firearm; objective probable cause.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-601 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Othello York

Drug offenses; challenges to admission of testimony; ineffective assistance of counsel claim; plain error

, Court of Appeals , COA20-676 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Staton

Firearm, motion to dismiss, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-34.1, occupied, vehicle

, Court of Appeals , COA20-590 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Walter v. Walter

child custody, contempt order, contempt

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1054 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Waly v. Alkamary

UCCJEA, motion to stay, domestic violence protective order, full faith and credit

, Supreme Court , 303A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Est. of Long v. Fowler

Whether State employees are entitled to sovereign immunity against claims of negligence, gross negligence, and wrongful death brought against them in their individual capacities, and whether complaint stated cause of action.

, Supreme Court , 311A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re Harris Teeter, LLC

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the Property Tax Commission's conclusion that the County met its shifted burden of proving that its tax appraisal methodologies produced true values for the taxpayer's business personal property.

, Supreme Court , 307PA20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Mucha v. Wagner

Whether an out-of-state defendant's phone calls to the cell phone of a person he had no reason to know was physically present in North Carolina establish the minimum contacts sufficient to vest jurisdiction over defendant in North Carolina courts.

, Supreme Court , 242A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
N.C. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lunsford

Whether the Financial Responsibility Act permits a North Carolina resident who entered into an insurance contract in North Carolina to stack her own underinsured motorist coverage limits with the underinsured motorist coverage limits provided to the tortfeasor under an out-of-state insurance policy.

, Supreme Court , 453A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
S. Env't Law Ctr. v. N.C. Railroad Co.

Whether the North Carolina Railroad Company is an agency or subdivision of the North Carolina government as that term is defined in the Public Records Act, N.C.G.S. 132-1.

, Supreme Court , 115A04-3 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Allen

Whether the defendant was entitled to an evidentiary hearing on any of the claims asserted in his post-conviction motion for appropriate relief that were summarily dismissed by the trial court. Whether the trial court erred in denying the defendant's other claims after conducting a limited evidentiary hearing on certain claims and a full evidentiary hearing on other claims.