Appellate Court Opinions

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14,031 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-677 (Judge April Wood) , Published
In re: J.M. & N.M.

Permanency Planning Hearings; Reunification; Reasonable Efforts; Judicial Notice

, Court of Appeals , COA20-636 (Judge April Wood) , Published
In re: S.D.

Reunification; Permanency Planning Review Hearings; Constitutionally Protected Parental Status

, Court of Appeals , COA20-29 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
In re: S.R.J.T.

Adjudication, Disposition, Guardianship

, Court of Appeals , COA20-313 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
Jackson v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

arbitration; interlocutory appeal; third-party beneficiary of a contract; equitable estoppel; sufficient findings of fact; novation

, Court of Appeals , COA20-337 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
Julius William Woody and Shannon Chad Gaines v. Randy Lynn Vickrey v. Carrie F. Vickrey and Donald G

Interlocutory appeal; substantial rights; inconsistent verdicts; right to jury trial; N.C. Const., Art. I, § 25; quiet title; conversion; cancellation and rescission; mental incapacity; undue influence; critical preliminary issues; declaratory judgment; permanent injunction; partial summary judgment

, Court of Appeals , COA20-436 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
Lunsford v. Teasley

Statute of limitations for voluntary dismissal, commencement of a civil action, Rule 3 North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, and issuance of a summons.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-17 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Baldwin

First-dgree murder, attempted first-degree murder; felony conspiracy to commit first degree murder; firing into an occupied operating vehicle; lying in wait; acting in concert; conspiracy.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-706 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Geter

Probation revocation, good cause, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-1344(f)

, Court of Appeals , COA20-140 (Judge Fred Gore) , Published
State v. Kennedy

Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; Constructive Possession; Motion to dismiss for insufficient evidence.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-403 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
State v. Knight

unilateral withdrawal of plea agreement by prosecutor; trial court erred by imposing sentence contrary to plea agreement where defendant performed under agreement; specific performance of plea agreement is appropriate remedy for breach of agreement by the state

, Court of Appeals , COA20-232 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Swain

Motion to suppress, entry of a written order

, Court of Appeals , COA20-191 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Waugh

Rape of a child, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual offense with a child; admission of testimony that the minor child?s symptoms were consistent with sexual abuse; no plain error

, Court of Appeals , COA18-536-2 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Wynn

possession of a firearm by a felon; constructive possession of a controlled substance

, Court of Appeals , COA20-351 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Sullivan v. Pugh

N.C. Gen. Stat. 1A-1, Rule 42(a); consolidation; consolidated for trial; no requirement to serve voluntary dismissal on a nonparty; voluntary dismissal deprived trial court of jurisdiction to enter further orders;

, Supreme Court , 69A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re A.M.L.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2) on the grounds of respondent-mother willfully leaving the juveniles in foster care or placement outside the home for more than twelve months without showing to the satisfaction of the court that she had made reasonable progress under the circumstances in correcting those conditions which led to the juveniles' removal.

, Supreme Court , 308A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re A.R.P.

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