Appellate Court Opinions

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30,577 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, Court of Appeals , COA20-585 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Enoch v. Monarch

Workers' compensation; denial of additional treatment; award of attorneys' fees for unfounded litigiousness under N.C. Gen. Stat. 97-88.1

, 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, Court of Appeals , COA21-52 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Kim v. Calloway

Contempt; failure to pay child care expenses under court order; willfulness requirement; insufficient findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA21-84 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Lorrie Roth v. Karl Roth

modification of child support; calculation of gross income; witness credibility; issue abandoned on appeal

, Court of Appeals , COA21-457 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
Matter of JJZB

Modification of child custody order; substantial change of circumstances; N.C.G.S. 50-13.7

, 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 , COA21-360 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
Revis v. Schleder

Res ipsa loquitur; negligence; medical negligence; medical malpractice; special pleading requirements; Rule 9(j); Rules of Civil Procedure; motion to dismiss; interlocutory appeal; appellate jurisdiction; and vicarious liability.

, 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 , COA20-756 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Adel Hugayes

Invited instructional error; indecent liberties; double jeopardy.

, 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