Appellate Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice(s) or judge(s) of the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals.

28,258 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-890 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Caymus Constr. Co., Inc. v. Janowiak

Breach of contract; defamation; trespass; error preservation rule for challenges to jury instructions; motion to dismiss at trial treated as motion for directed verdict; directed verdict on trespass to real property claim; costs award limited by statute

, Court of Appeals , COA19-800 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
In re K.L., J.A.

abuse and neglect adjudications; sufficiency of findings to support adjudications of abuse and neglect; absence of evidence supporting inference of probable abuse precluded adjudication of abuse; insufficient findings to support adjudication of neglect

, Court of Appeals , COA19-711 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
In re NS

permanency planning order; ceasing reunification efforts; guardianship verification

, Court of Appeals , COA19-422 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: A.B.

clear and convincing evidence supports finding of fact and conclusion of law that juvenile is an abused juvenile;

, Court of Appeals , COA19-690 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
In re: A.N.T.

Placement of juvenile; preference for relative; guardianship; parental rights; visitation; changed circumstances.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-870 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: M.M.

adjudication of abuse and neglect of juvenile; civil deposition request; admissibility of expert testimony

, Court of Appeals , COA19-452 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Brown

N.C.G.S. § 15A-1343(b)(3a); Probation Violation; Absconding; Willfulness

, Court of Appeals , COA19-919 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Buchanan

habitual felon status, obtaining property by false pretense, writ of certiorari, re-sentencing, mandate, vacate

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1101 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Chavis

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-34.1(b), discharging firearm into occupied dwelling; motion to dismiss, substantial evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA19-496 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Cobb

Drug Field Test Results; Habitual Felon Enhancement; Waiver to challenge guilty plea

, Court of Appeals , COA19-722 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Dickens

Second degree murder; driving while impaired; admission of prior DWI convictions to prove intent; jury instructions; double jeopardy

, Court of Appeals , COA19-518 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. English

substantial evidence of first-degree kidnapping; intent to terrorize; assault; conflicting testimony

, Court of Appeals , COA19-608 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Gore

motion to suppress - unreasonable search and seizure; historical cell-site location information; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-262 and 15A-263; court order supported by probable cause

, Court of Appeals , COA19-903 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Grantham

Review of closing argument where no objection made at trial.