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.

13,487 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-641 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
Berke v. Fid. Brokerage Servs.

motions for directed verdict and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict under Rule 50 of North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure; sufficiency of evidence for submission to jury where no evidence was presented during trial that anyone other than named beneficiary of retirement accounts was beneficiary of accounts

, Court of Appeals , COA19-887 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Buchanan v. NC Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., Inc.

Cancellation of insurance policy; breach of contract; unfair and deceptive trade practices; motion in limine; appraisal as condition precedent; directed verdict following denial of summary judgment; exclusion of expert witness; NCGS 58-63-15; grounds for appellate review; sanctions.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1222 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
In re: A.K.G.

Justiciability; Exceptions to Mootness; Collateral Consequences; Public Interest; Capable of Repetition Yet Evading Review

, Court of Appeals , COA19-789 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: B.S.

sufficient findings of fact to support the conclusion of dangerous to self; entry of a commitment period which exceeded the statutory maximum was impermissible

, Court of Appeals , COA19-424 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
In re: K.R.G.

ICWA, ICWA Notification, Remand

, Court of Appeals , COA19-652 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: N.U.

insufficient evidence to support findings of fact; findings of fact failed to support the conclusion that respondent was dangerous to self

, Court of Appeals , COA19-460 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Cash

motion to set aside bond forfeiture; unauthorized practice of law within meaning of Section 84-5; sanctions reversed.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-737 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Dew

AWDWISI, charge conference, motion to dismiss, deadly weapon

, Court of Appeals , COA17-1077-2 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Gordon

satellite-based monitoring; sex offender; Fourth Amendment; remanded for reconsideration in light of State v. Grady

, Court of Appeals , COA17-1362 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Graham

Hearsay vs Corroborative evidence: N.C.R. Evid. 801; N.C.R. Evidence 602 - personal knowledge; jury instruction re: defendant's flight; sentencing N.C.G.S. § 15A-1340.14(e) - prior record calculation: substantially similar, N.C.G.S. § 14-27.25(a), satellite-based monitoring N.C.G.S § 14-208.40A; Motion for appropriate relief - material conflict

, Court of Appeals , COA19-462 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Nova

Jury Request for Transcript of Witness Testimony During Deliberations; Statutory Requirement that Trial Court Exercise Discretion; Prejudicial Error

, Court of Appeals , COA18-810 (Judge Linda McGee) , Published
State v. Taylor

true threat, first amendment, anti-threat statute, ncgs 14-16.7, unprotected speech, jury instructions motion to dismiss, independent appellate review

, Court of Appeals , COA19-381 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Wiles

reasonable suspicion; traffic stop; N.C.R. Evid. 403; horizontal gaze nystagmus testing

, Court of Appeals , COA19-827 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Taube v. Hooper

defamation per se; NCR Civ P 12(b)(6) dismissal

, Court of Appeals , COA19-618 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Topping v. Meyers

Defamation and libel; defamation as negligence; absolute privilege; immunity from suit; motion to dismiss; quasi-judicial.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-691 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Tuel v. Tuel

child custody order re: relocation of children w/parent to another state - factors & adequacy of findings; NCGS 50 13.2(a); best interest of child