Appellate Court Opinions

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15,390 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA23-855 (Judge Julee Flood) , Published
Bost v. Brown

Interlocutory; summary judgment; issue of material fact; issue of law; deed; conveyance; ambiguous deed; inconsistent clauses; effect; intent; N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 39-1.1(a); deed construction; tenancy by the entirety; intestacy; heirs; estate; interest

, Court of Appeals , COA23-1001 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Hernandez v. Hajoca Corp.

Jurisdiction Industrial Commission;
Jurisdiction of Superior Court;
Third-Party Complaint;
Exclusivity Provision of Workers Compensation Act;
Indemnification and Contribution;

, Court of Appeals , COA23-759 (Judge Julee Flood) , Published
In re: L.C.

Child care; termination of parental rights; neglect; adjudication; jurisdiction; parent; parentage; definition; legal status; rights; impairment

, Court of Appeals , COA22-725 (Judge April Wood) , Published
N.C. Bar & Tavern Ass'n v. Cooper

COVID-19; Executive Orders; Closure of businesses; Closures of bars; Fruits of Labor Clause; N.C. Const. art. I, § 1; Equal Protection; N.C. Const. art. I, § 19; Emergency Management Act; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.73; Public Records Act; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 132-9; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-38.3E; Takings clause; Fifth Amendment; Regulatory taking; Compensation; Attorneys’ fees.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-568 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Dobson

motion to suppress; vehicle search; industrial hemp; odor of marijuana; probable cause

, Court of Appeals , COA23-656 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Grant

Fifth Amendment; N.C. Const. art. I, section 23; N.C. Gen. Stat. section 8-54; right not to testify; improper comment; closing argument;

, Court of Appeals , COA23-665 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
T.H. v. SHL Health Two, Inc.

Motion to Dismiss; Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice; Rule 60(b)(1); Rule 60(b)(6); Affirmed.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-752 (Judge April Wood) , Published
Dan King Plumbing Heating & Air, LLC v. Harrison

Order granting a new trial; Appeal as of right; UDTP (unfair and deceptive trade practices); Remand; Conform to appellate opinion; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-53; N.C. R. Civ. P. 63; Entry of judgment.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-588 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Garland v. Orange Cnty.

motion to partially dismiss appeal, motion to dismiss cross-appeal, PWC, enforcement of settlement agreement, motion to dismiss on untimely complaint.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-257 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Knuckles v. Simpson

Petition for determination of abandonment, willful abandonment, factual findings supported by sufficient evidence, credibility and weight of evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA23-832 (Judge Julee Flood) , Published
State v. Hernandez

PWC; merit; plain error; de novo; magistrate; great deference; substantial basis; probable cause; nexus; reasonable cause; incriminating evidence; reasonable inference; prudent; practical; purely conclusory; underlying circumstances; training and experience; IAC; prejudice; double jeopardy; sole basis

, Court of Appeals , COA23-423 (Judge April Wood) , Published
State v. Taylor

DWI, Highway collision, Inhalants, Preservation of constitutional issues, N.C. R. App. P. 10(a)(4), Sixth Amendment, Expert witness, Right to confrontation, Rule of Evidence 404(b), Rule of Evidence 403, Evidence of malice.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-319 (Judge April Wood) , Published
State v. Walker

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-190.16(a)(1); First-degree sexual exploitation of a minor; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-190.17(a)(2); Second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor; Lesser-included offense; Witness improperly instructing the jury; Misnaming the charged offense; Curative Instruction