Appellate Court Opinions

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2,152 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 369A19 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
In re A.H.F.S., R.S.F.S., and C.F.S.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondents' parental rights was in the best interests of the juveniles.

, Supreme Court , 452A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re A.J.P.

Appeal from an order terminating parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2), (7) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion by denying respondent-father's motion to continue the termination hearing; whether the trial court's findings of fact are supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; whether the trial court's findings of fact support its conclusions of law that grounds exist to terminate respondent-father's parental rights on the basis of willful failure to make reasonable progress to correct the conditions that led to the child's removal and willful abandonment.

, Supreme Court , 379A19 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
In re A.S.M.R. and M.C.R.

Appeal from order terminating parental rights; DSS standing; collateral attack on initial adjudication order; lack of UCCJEA findings.

, Supreme Court , 18A20 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
In re A.S.T.

Termination of parental rights on the ground of neglect pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1).

, Supreme Court , 354A19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re C.B., J.B., E.C., C.O., and M.O.

Whether the trial court erred in determining that it was in the child's best interests to terminate respondent-mother's parental rights.

, Supreme Court , 123A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re D.L.A.D.

Termination of parental rights on the ground of neglect pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1).

, Supreme Court , 413A19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re E.C., C.C., N.C.

Appeal from an order terminating respondent-mother's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1), (2), and (6); whether the findings of fact support the conclusion of law that respondent-mother's parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2).

, Supreme Court , 191A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re G.L. and I.L.

Appeal from orders terminating parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (2); no-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 461A19 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re K.C.T.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court received sufficient evidence and made adequate findings of fact to support a termination of respondent-mother's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2), (6)-(7).

, Supreme Court , 255A19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re K.H.

Appeal from an order terminating respondent-mother's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2), (3), and (6); whether the juvenile was left in foster care or placement outside the home for the requisite 12-month statutory time period under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); whether the trial court made sufficient findings of fact to support its conclusion of law that grounds existed to terminate respondent's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3) and (6).

, Supreme Court , 491A19 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re K.S.D-F., K.N.D-F.

Termination of parental rights; DSS standing to file termination petition; Jurisdiction to enter nonsecure custody orders; Best interests determination pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1110.

, Supreme Court , 474A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re N.M.H.

Appeal from order terminating parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (7); whether the evidence and the trial court's findings support the trial court's adjudication of grounds for termination.

, Supreme Court , 397A19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re O.W.D.A.

Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights; termination of respondent's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); neglect.

, Supreme Court , 87A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re R.L.O., L.P.O., C.M.O.

Termination of parental rights on the ground of neglect pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); Best interests of the child to terminate parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1110(a).

, Supreme Court , 10A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re S.E.T.

Termination of parental rights; personal jurisdiction; service of process by publication; lack of affidavit required by N.C. R. Civ. P. 4(j1).

, Supreme Court , 462A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re S.M., J.M., S.M., A.M., I.M., S.M.

Denial of motion to continue; whether the trial court erred in determining grounds existed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2); whether the trial court erred in determining that it was in one child's best interests to terminate the parents' parental rights.

, Supreme Court , 39A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re X.P.W. and B.W.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (7) (2019). No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 18PA19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
Estate of Savino v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth.

Whether (1) the trial court erred by denying defendant's motion for a directed verdict on pain and suffering damages; (2) the Court of Appeals erred in upholding the denial of defendant's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict ('JNOV') on administrative negligence under N.C.G.S. 90-21.11(2)(b); (3) defendant was entitled to a new trial because it was prejudiced by the alleged intertwining of plaintiff's medical negligence and administrative negligence during trial; and (4) the trial court erred by granting plaintiff's motion for a directed verdict on contributory negligence.