Appellate Court Opinions

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2,259 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 380A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re A.M. and E.M.

Termination of parental rights; whether findings of fact were sufficient to support a ground for termination of parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2), failure to make reasonable progress; and whether the trial court abused its discretion by determining termination of parental rights was in the children's best interests.

, Supreme Court , 271A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re A.R.W., H.N.W., and S.L.W.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2); No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 24A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re A.W.

Appeal from an order adjudicating juvenile a neglected and dependent juvenile; whether the trial court erred in failing to make reunification a part of the juvenile's permanent plan; appeal from an order terminating respondent-mother's parental rights based on neglect.

, Supreme Court , 224A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re D.A.A.R., S.A.L.R.

Termination of parental rights; willful failure to make reasonable progress to correct conditions leading to the juvenile's removal from the home; reasonableness of respondent's progress.

, Supreme Court , 351A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re G.D.H., J.X.W.

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

, Supreme Court , 262A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re J.E., F.E., and D.E.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); whether the trial court erred in denying respondent's counsel's motion to continue; whether the trial court erred in adjudicating the existence of neglect as a ground for termination.

, Supreme Court , 363PA17-2 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re J.M. & J.M.

Appeal from separate orders terminating respondent-father's parental rights to two children; whether the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to conduct termination proceedings related to respondent-father's daughter while respondent-father appealed the adjudication and disposition orders in the underlying juvenile case; review of the no-merit brief and respondent-father's pro se arguments concerning the termination of respondent-father's parental rights to his son; termination pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3); ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 289A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re L.R.L.B.

Termination of parental rights; permanency planning; elimination of reunification from the permanent plan; failure to make findings required by N.C.G.S. 7B-906.2(d).

, Supreme Court , 280A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re M.J.B. III, G.M.B., and J.A.B.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) on the grounds that there was a likelihood of future neglect.

, Supreme Court , 243A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re M.L.B.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court's findings of fact are supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; whether the trial court complied with the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

, Supreme Court , 332A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re M.S.A.

Termination of parental rights; whether the district court's findings of fact supported the termination of respondent-father's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7).

, Supreme Court , 291A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re N.B., N.M.B., M.R.

Appeal from orders terminating respondents' parental rights; termination of respondents' parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); neglect; whether respondent-father received ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 321A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re P.M., A.M., N.M.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2) (2019); No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 232A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re T.M.L. and A.R.L.

Termination of parental rights; willful failure to make reasonable progress to correct the conditions which led to the children's removal from the home; trial court must consider parent's progress up to the date of the termination hearing; evidence did not show parent's failure to correct conditions was solely due to poverty.

, Supreme Court , 238A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Curlee v. Johnson

Whether a landlord had a duty to protect a third party from harm caused by his tenants' dog.

, Supreme Court , 480A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Brooks

Order of suspension for improperly serving as executor for non-relatives' estates, collecting substantial fees for such service, and failing to properly report the income, in violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

, Supreme Court , 436A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re C.M.

Appeal based on a dissent seeking review of the trial court's review and permanency planning order which eliminated reunification.

, Supreme Court , 77A19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re Foreclosure of George

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in finding that two purchasers, the first of whom purchased a tract of real property at a nonjudicial foreclosure sale and the second of whom purchased the property from the initial purchaser, were not good faith purchasers for value.