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, Court of Appeals , COA20-464 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
Ayers v. Currituck Cty. Dep't of Soc. Servs.

De novo just cause determination for disciplinary action taken against career State employee; whole record test; necessary factors for agency consideration in determining appropriate disciplinary action against career State employee.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-441 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Bouvier v. Porter

Absolute Privilege; Quasi-Judicial Proceeding; Defamation

, Court of Appeals , COA20-218 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Butterfield v. Gray

Appeal of interlocutory order denying motions for summary judgment; right to immediate appeal of order denying summary judgment on defense of governmental immunity; governmental immunity concerning actions of sheriff, sheriff?s detention officers, and county in operating county detention facility; waiver of governmental immunity.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-748 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Hull v. Brown

alienation of affection; criminal conversation; negligent infliction of emotional distress; intentional infliction of emotional distress; interlocutory appeal; NCGS 1A-1, Rule 42(b)(4); NCGS 1-267.1; NCGS 1-81.1; NCGS 1-277(a); NCGS 52-13.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-769 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Brown

grant Defendant's petition for writ of certiorari; probation revocation based on absconding; N.C. Gen. Stat., Sec. 15A-1343(b)(3a); competent evidence; waiver of State's presentation of evidence by in-court admission of the violations alleged; affirm activation of sentence; remand for clerical errors in judgment

, Court of Appeals , COA20-643 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
State v. Bunting

Sentencing; invalid stipulation; question of law; prior conviction points; prior record level

, Court of Appeals , COA20-763 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Robinson

motion to suppress; Anders brief; substantial assistance

, Court of Appeals , COA20-750 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Thorne

Statutory right to confrontation at probation violation hearings, N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1345(e); absconding from supervision, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-1343(b)(3a); clerical error in judgment revoking probation.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-861 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
Treadaway v. Payne

will; patent ambiguity; judicial interpretation; testator's intent

, Supreme Court , 411A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re B.J.H. and J.E.H.

Termination of parental rights; adjudication under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); evaluating parent's progress at the time of the adjudicatory hearing rather than subsequent dispositional hearing; parent's refusal to sign DSS case plan; lack of court order requiring parent's compliance with case plan.

, Supreme Court , 19A21 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re D.C.

Appeal from order terminating respondents' parental rights; termination of respondents' parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3); failure to pay for the cost of care for the juvenile; whether the trial court conducted the adjudicatory hearing under a fundamental misapprehension of the law.

, Supreme Court , 528A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re D.J.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred by denying respondent's motion to continue; whether the trial court complied with the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.