2,284 Appellate Court Opinions
Termination of parental rights; ineffective assistance of counsel.
Whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining that termination of respondents' parental rights was in the children's best interests.
Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) on the ground of willful abandonment.
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred in concluding that respondent's parental rights were subject to termination under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3) (2019).
Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); no-merit review.
Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by failing to sua sponte conduct an inquiry into whether respondent should be appointed a guardian ad litem under Rule 17 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure; whether the evidence supports the trial court's findings of fact and whether the findings of fact support its conclusion that respondent's parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion in concluding that it was in the children's best interests that respondent's parental rights be terminated.
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by allowing respondent-father's counsel to withdraw; whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondent-mother's parental rights would be in the best interests of the juveniles.
Termination of parental rights; no-merit brief.
Whether the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 12 bar a lawsuit for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage based upon defendants' petitioning activity.
Whether a gaming enterprise constitutes an unlawful sweepstakes in violation of N.C.G.S 14-306.4.
Whether an individual may bring a claim under the North Carolina Constitution for a school board's deliberate indifference to continual student harassment.
Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-27(a)(3) from an order and opinion on defendants' Rule 12(b)(2) and Rule 12(b)(3) motions to dismiss.
Whether the Court of Appeals correctly held that the trial court did not commit reversible error by finding by clear and convincing evidence that respondent acted inconsistently with his constitutionally protected status as a parent.
Respondent-parents appeal the termination of their parental rights.
Order of censure for conduct that undermines public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary; for allowing personal relationships to influence official judgment and conduct; for abuse of the prestige of judicial office; for improper ex parte communications; and for failure to diligently discharge judicial duties in violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Whether the trial court properly granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint.
Impermissible vouching regarding a child's credibility/believability; continued use of the word 'disclose' constituting impermissible vouching; admission of domestic violence evidence; plain error.
Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding the trial court properly denied defendant's motion to dismiss the charge of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine based upon the sufficiency of the evidence offered at trial.