14,439 Appellate Court Opinions
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
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.
Summary judgment; NCGS 47F; NC Planned Community Act; Applicability; Assessments; Disclosure of records;
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
North Carolina Industrial Commission; disability benefits; showing of futility; remanded for further findings.
Workers compensation; NCGS 97-22; causal relation; timely notice; burden to show lack of prejudice.
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
Lesser included instruction; involuntary manslaughter; culpable negligence; prejudicial error; State v. Debiase.
Motion for Post Conviction Discovery; Motion for Appropriate Relief; law of the case doctrine; scope of discovery order; in camera review; Pennsylvania v. Ritchie
Motion to dismiss; leading question during direct examination; plain error; restitution; authority to immediately convert restitution award to civil judgment
modification of probation; right to counsel; waiver; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1242; subject-matter jurisdiction
motion to suppress, conflicting material evidence
Lifetime satellite-based monitoring; initials used in an indictment; aggravated sex offender.
embezzlement; fiduciary duty; jury instructions
Sixth amendment, right to counsel, self-representation, expert witness, bolstering credibility of prosecuting witness, plain error review, ineffective assistance of counsel.
alimony, divisible property, unequal distribution
Rule 12(b)(6), motion to modify child support
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.