Appellate Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice(s) or judge(s) of the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals.

28,804 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA18-240 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
Walz v. Walz

custody order; subject matter jurisdiction; UCCJEA

, Court of Appeals , COA18-664 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
Young v. Bailey

Rule 60(b)(6), subordinate tribunals may not overrule higher tribunals

, Supreme Court , 7PA17-2 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re J.A.M.

Appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeals that, on remand from this Court, affirmed a trial court's adjudication of neglect of a minor child; whether clear and convincing evidence supported the findings of fact on which the order was based.

, Supreme Court , 144A18 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
Pachas v. N.C. Dep't of Health & Human Servs.

Action seeking trial court's enforcement of its previous order requiring DHHS to use the federal poverty level for a family when determining petitioner's income eligibility for Medicaid benefits; whether the trial court properly dismissed the action for lack of jurisdiction because petitioner did not exhaust her administrative remedies before taking the issue directly to court.

, Supreme Court , 399PA16 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
Saunders v. ADP TotalSource Fi Xi, Inc.

Workers' Compensation; whether, when reviewing an appeal from an Industrial Commission decision that an attorney's fee was unreasonable, the superior court exceeded its authority under N.C.G.S. 97-90(c) and thus lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over the appeal.

, Supreme Court , 240A18 (Per Curiam) , Published
State v. Gentle

Appeal by defendant from order imposing lifetime satellite-based monitoring on grounds that the trial court did not make a finding of 'reasonableness' before ordering SBM; whether the Court of Appeals erred by dismissing defendant's untimely appeal from the trial court's order, to which he did not object at trial.

, Supreme Court , 24A18 (Per Curiam) , Published
State v. Thompson

Appeal from convictions for violations of the Controlled Substances Act following defendant's guilty plea; whether the trial court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress incriminating evidence recovered from the trunk of his car; whether defendant was 'seized' within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-361 (Judge Mark Davis) , Published
Dill v. Loiseau

Declaratory Judgment; Restrictive covenants; General scheme of development; Radical changes to covenanted area; Waiver of right to enforce covenants

, Court of Appeals , COA18-446 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
Gray v. NC Dep't of Pub. Safety

Sex discrimination; hostile work environment; office of administrative hearings; judicial notice; just cause; subject matter jurisdiction; administrative remedies; ?whole record? test

, Court of Appeals , COA18-399 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
Hughes v. Drohan

child support, change of circumstances, income, expenses

, Court of Appeals , COA18-624 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
In re: A.H.

Parental rights, termination, neglect, willfulness, reasonable progress, visitation, best interest of the child