Appellate Court Opinions

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14,439 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-698 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
Dan King Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC v. Harrison

unfair and deceptive practices; reliance on false signature could not be shown where party was unaware of the signature; trial court erred in concluding that claims for unfair and deceptive practices failed where party was sold duplicate warranties; remand required to determine the reasonableness of any reliance on duplicate warranties; trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to allow amendment of counterclaim during trial; trial court erred by failing to grant motion for directed verdict on defective workmanship claim because no expert testimony supported claim that workmanship was defective, as required; attorney's fees issue was not preserved for appellate review where no ruling was obtained on the request prior to appeal being noticed; trial court did not abuse its discretion in directing the order of closing arguments, if issue was preserved for appellate review

, Court of Appeals , COA21-317 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Daniel Allen Carmichael vs. Leo W. Cordell

Personal jurisdiction; minimum contacts; in personam jurisdiction, NCGS 1-75.4; in rem jurisdiction, NCGS 1-75.8; property located within NC; abuse of discretion.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-310 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
In re: A.P.

Permanency planning order; reasonable accommodations for respondent-parent; sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law; visitation order; substantial discretion to guardian over visitation; future review hearings

, Court of Appeals , COA21-316 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Monroe v. MV Transp.

North Carolina Industrial Commission; disability benefits; showing of futility; remanded for further findings.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-867 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State of NC Ex. Rel. Utils. Comm'n v. Friesian Holdings, LLC

North Carolina Utilities Commission; independent solar energy plant; certificate of public convenience and necessity; North Carolina General Statutes Section 62-110.1(a); FERC crediting policy; no federal preemption; levelized cost of transmission test; cost to ratepayers; purchase power agreement; affirm the Commission's denial of application

, Court of Appeals , COA20-660 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Brichikov

Lesser included instruction; involuntary manslaughter; culpable negligence; prejudicial error; State v. Debiase.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-740 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Cataldo

Motion for Post Conviction Discovery; Motion for Appropriate Relief; law of the case doctrine; scope of discovery order; in camera review; Pennsylvania v. Ritchie

, Court of Appeals , COA20-721 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Crew

Motion to dismiss; leading question during direct examination; plain error; restitution; authority to immediately convert restitution award to civil judgment

, Court of Appeals , COA21-153 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Guinn

modification of probation; right to counsel; waiver; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1242; subject-matter jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA20-715 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Heath

motion to suppress, conflicting material evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA20-572 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Perkins

Lifetime satellite-based monitoring; initials used in an indictment; aggravated sex offender.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-894 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Steele

embezzlement; fiduciary duty; jury instructions

, Court of Appeals , COA21-303 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Ward

Sixth amendment, right to counsel, self-representation, expert witness, bolstering credibility of prosecuting witness, plain error review, ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-708 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Asare v. Asare

alimony, divisible property, unequal distribution

, Court of Appeals , COA20-823 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Barus v. Coffey

Rule 12(b)(6), motion to modify child support

, Court of Appeals , COA21-379 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: K.H.

Trial court did not err in adjudicating juvenile neglected, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-101(15); trial court properly admitted drug test results pursuant to the business records exception to the hearsay rule, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 8C-1, Rule 803(6), trial court did not abuse its discretion in juvenile disposition order.