Appellate Court Opinions

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2,610 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 294A22 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Beavers v. McMican

Whether post-separation conduct can be used to corroborate pre-separation conduct in alienation of affection and criminal conversation claims and whether the pre-separation evidence in this case gave rise to more than mere conjecture that defendant was plaintiff's wife's alleged paramour.

, Supreme Court , 52A23 (Per Curiam) , Published
Bradshaw v. Maiden

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court's orders on defendants' motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment.

, Supreme Court , 113A22 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Est. of Graham v. Lambert

Whether the Court of Appeals properly held that a municipality waived governmental immunity because the complaint sufficiently plead waiver, and whether summary judgment was properly awarded for a municipality and a police officer on claims brought under N.C.G.S. 20-145.

, Supreme Court , 59A23 (Justice Allison Riggs) , Published
Halikierra Cmty. Servs. LLC v. N.C. Dep't of Health & Hum. Servs.

Whether plaintiff demonstrated genuine issues of material fact sufficient to survive summary judgment on claims that defendant North Carolina Department Health and Human Services arbitrarily and capriciously placed plaintiff on Medicaid prepayment review in violation of its state constitutional substantive due process and equal protection rights.

, Supreme Court , 194A23 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re A.H.

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by reversing the trial court's order adjudicating as neglected and dependent a child whose father abandoned his pursuit of her after she ran across a busy road.

, Supreme Court , 347A23 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Foster

Review of recommendation for suspension.

, Supreme Court , 173PA22 (Justice Richard Dietz) , Published
Kluttz-Ellison v. Noah's Playloft Preschool

Whether the Court of Appeals applied the proper legal test to determine whether a medical treatment is directly related to a compensable injury in a workers' compensation case.

, Supreme Court , 281A22 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
N.C. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Hebert

Whether an underinsured motorist coverage claimant who owned the at fault vehicle but was not the tortfeasor may stack multiple underinsured motorist coverage policies inter policy when determining whether his vehicle is an underinsured highway vehicle under N.C.G.S. 20 279.21(b)(4).

, Supreme Court , 235PA21 (Per Curiam) , Published
N.C. Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lanier L. Grp., P.A.

Whether a lawsuit filed against the insured triggers a duty to defend because it concerns an 'advertising injury' under the terms of an excess policy of insurance issued by the insurance company and whether exclusions apply.

, Supreme Court , 218A22 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Slattery v. Appy City, LLC

Whether moving to claim exempt property after entry of a judgment without raising a defense of insufficient service of process is a general appearance in the underlying action that waives objections to personal jurisdiction and the sufficiency of service of process.

, Supreme Court , 43PA23 (Per Curiam) , Published
State v. Boyette

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding that the exclusionary rule does not apply in probation revocation hearings.

, Supreme Court , 124PA22 (Justice Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Jordan

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by not placing the burden on the defendant to prove he had a reasonable expectation of privacy in a house.

, Supreme Court , 202PA22 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
State v. Walker

Whether the Court of Appeals properly affirmed the denial of defendant's motion for appropriate relief.

, Supreme Court , 102A20-3 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Taylor v. Bank of America, N.A.

Whether plaintiffs knew or reasonably should have known of their injuries and defendant's alleged fraud such that the statute of limitations was not tolled and plaintiffs' claims are time barred.

, Supreme Court , 28A23 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
Terry v. Pub. Serv. Co. of N.C.

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by reversing an entry of summary judgment in favor of defendant on plaintiff's claims of common law negligence, negligence per se, violation of the North Carolina Residential Rental Agreements Act, and breach of the implied warranty of habitability.

, Supreme Court , 176PA22 (Justice Trey Allen) , Published
Upchurch v. Harp Builders, Inc.

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding that defendant's compulsory counterclaim for injuries sustained in an automobile accident was barred by the statute of limitations established in N.C.G.S. 1-52(16).

, Supreme Court , 148PA14-2 (Justice Richard Dietz) , Published
Washington v. Cline

Whether a plaintiff may pursue a direct constitutional claim under the North Carolina Constitution against state actors for monetary damages in response to a violation of his right to a speedy trial.