Appellate Court Opinions

Slip opinions (court's decision in a case) filed and written by the justices of the Supreme Court or judges of the Court of Appeals

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2,631 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 55A23 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Askew v. City of Kinston

Whether plaintiffs must exhaust administrative remedies before filing a Corum claim under Article I, Section 19 of the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 35PA21-2 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re A.J.L.H., C.A.L.W., M.J.L.H.

Whether the Court of Appeals correctly determined that the trial court erred in denying visitation to respondent-mother.

, Supreme Court , 403PA21 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Bouvier v. Porter

Whether persons involved in the preparation and filing of election protests are entitled to the absolute privilege in a defamation action when they did not subsequently participate in the election protest hearing as a party, counsel, or witness.

, Supreme Court , 10A23 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
Canteen v. Charlotte Metro Credit Union

Whether a unilateral amendment made pursuant to a change-of-terms provision violates the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and renders a contract illusory.

, Supreme Court , 89PA22 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Fearrington v. City of Greenville

Whether plaintiffs have taxpayer standing to challenge a city's red light camera program, and whether the framework used to fund that camera program violates Article IX, sec. 7 of North Carolina's Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 219A23 (Justice Allison Riggs) , Published
Hinman v. Cornett

Whether the trial court properly granted summary judgment against parties asserting adverse possession where the claimants mistakenly believed they owned the disputed tract and the evidence viewed in the light most favorable to them did not show permissive use.

, Supreme Court , 212A23 (Justice Allison Riggs) , Published
In re K.B.

Whether N.C.G.S. 7B-903(a1) requires an ICPC home study to rule out an out-of-state placement before making an in-state placement.

, Supreme Court , 29A23 (Justice Trey Allen) , Published
In re McClatchy Co.

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in determining that the trial court failed to follow statutory procedures in granting petitioners' request for copies of law enforcement recordings.

, Supreme Court , 192A23 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Se. Eye Ctr.

Dismissal of an appeal from an interlocutory order from the North Carolina Business Court.

, Supreme Court , 14PA23 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
MidFirst Bank v. Brown

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by reversing an entry of summary judgment in favor of plaintiff on plaintiff's complaint seeking to quiet title via declaratory judgment, arguing application of the doctrine of equitable subrogation.

, Supreme Court , 150A23 (Per Curiam) , Published
N.C. Dep't of Revenue v. FSC II, LLC

Whether appellee is a manufacturing industry or plant entitled to a tax exemption despite using the majority of the Hot Mixed Asphalt it produces for its own contracting purposes.

, Supreme Court , 195A19-2 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Copley

Whether the trial court erred by failing to intervene ex mero motu during the prosecutor's closing arguments and whether the jury instructions correctly explained defense of habitation and first-degree murder by lying in wait.

, Supreme Court , 309PA22 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Giese

Whether the superior court erred in finding that a district attorney had an actual conflict of interest in prosecuting a defendant based solely on the alleged victim's position as county manager.

, Supreme Court , 433PA21 (Justice Allison Riggs) , Published
State v. Jonas

Whether a defendant is required to give notice of intent to appeal to preserve the right to appeal under N.C.G.S. 15A-979(b) when pleading guilty as charged.

, Supreme Court , 138A23 (Justice Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Reber

Whether the Court of Appeals properly applied the plain error standard of review to evidentiary challenges and the grossly improper standard of review to statements at closing argument.

, Supreme Court , 318PA22 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Singleton

Whether the indictment charging defendant with second-degree rape failed to sufficiently allege the elements of the crime, and whether such alleged pleading deficiencies affect the jurisdiction of a trial court.

, Supreme Court , 23PA22 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
State v. Stewart

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in vacating the trial court's judgment because the indictment was insufficient.

, Supreme Court , 157PA22 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Vann

Whether the trial court exercised discretion under N.C.G.S. 15A-1233(a) when denying in part a jury request for trial transcripts.