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.

13,653 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1177 (Judge Linda McGee) , Published
Dunn v. Covington

child custody; grandparent v. natural parent; Petersen presumption; unfitness; conduct inconsistent with constitutionally-protected status; clear and convincing evidence; competent evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA19-958 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
George v. Lowe's Cos., Inc.

n.c. gen. stat. 1-75.4 long-arm statute; n.c. gen. stat. 1-21 borrowing provision; statute of limitations

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1132 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
In re: M.H.

dependency adjudication; necessity of findings related to suitable alternative care arrangement to support dependence adjudication; identification of alternative care arrangement by parent before child was born undermined dependence adjudication; findings that parent had unstable housing and lacked employment did not support dependence adjudication

, Court of Appeals , COA19-727 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Lambert v. Town of Sylva

Jury Instructions; Municipal Liability Under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983; No Prejudicial Error

, Court of Appeals , COA19-914 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Price v. Biggs

Civil Contempt, NCGS s.s. 5A-21, 23; Child support; Due process re opportunity to be heard, US. Const. Amends. V, XIV, N.C. Const. art. I, s. 19

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1026 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Sparrow v. Fort Mill Holdings, LLC

Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act; Full faith and credit; Anti-deficiency statute; Public-policy exception to enforcement of a foreign judgment; Intrinsic fraud

, Court of Appeals , COA19-495 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Cruz

accessory after the fact; obstruction of justice; jury instructions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-884 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. Duncan

Motion to Suppress; Reasonable suspicion; Terry frisk; Attenuation doctrine

, Court of Appeals , COA19-950 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Lee

Miranda waiver; knowing and voluntary confession; promise or inducement in exchange for confession

, Court of Appeals , COA19-794 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. McMillan

Deviation from Pattern Jury Instruction; Jury Instruction on Actual and Constructive Possession; Subject-Matter Jurisdiction to Correct Judgment After Notice of Appeal.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-68 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Published
State v. Womble

Witness testimony, victim, ineffective assistance of counsel; sexual assault,credibility.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1138 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
State v. Young-Kirkpatrick

common law robbery; substantial evidence of continuous transaction supported denial of motion to dismiss; admission of Rule 404(b) evidence was harmless, if error; inadequate notice and opportunity to be heard on award of attorney's fees

, Court of Appeals , COA19-739 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
Stitz v. Smith

non-probate assets; motion to dismiss; lack of subject matter jurisdiction; failure to state a claim; conversion; unjust enrichment; constructive trust; statute of limitations; undue influence; interference with inheritance; potential economic advantage; breach of fiduciary duty; constructive fraud

, Court of Appeals , COA19-733 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Stowe v. Stowe

Equitable distribution; intangible goodwill; reasonably approximate value of business; qualification of expert witness; tax implications of equitable distribution; distribution of assets