Appellate Court Opinions

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2,284 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 322A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re B.S.

Termination of parental rights; ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 20A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re E.S.

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining that termination of respondents' parental rights was in the children's best interests.

, Supreme Court , 347A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re I.J.W.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) on the ground of willful abandonment.

, Supreme Court , 344A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re J.E.E.R.

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).

, Supreme Court , 343A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re M.S.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); no-merit review.

, Supreme Court , 192A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re M.S.E.

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.

, Supreme Court , 276A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re T.A.M.

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.

, Supreme Court , 353A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Z.R.

Termination of parental rights; no-merit brief.

, Supreme Court , 60A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Deminski v. State Bd. of Educ.

Whether an individual may bring a claim under the North Carolina Constitution for a school board's deliberate indifference to continual student harassment.

, Supreme Court , 399A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
Diamond Candles, LLC v. Winter

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.

, Supreme Court , 403A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re I.K.

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.

, Supreme Court , 76A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re M.J.R.B.

Respondent-parents appeal the termination of their parental rights.

, Supreme Court , 14A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Pool

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.

, Supreme Court , 320A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
McGuire v. LORD Corp.

Whether the trial court properly granted defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint.

, Supreme Court , 376A19 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
State v. Betts

Impermissible vouching regarding a child's credibility/believability; continued use of the word 'disclose' constituting impermissible vouching; admission of domestic violence evidence; plain error.

, Supreme Court , 261A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Blagg

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.