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, Court of Appeals , COA22-484 (Per Curiam) , Unpublished
In re: C.A.P.

Adjudication of abuse and neglect; cessation of reunification efforts at initial disposition; N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-901(c)(1)(f); insufficient findings.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-615 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
In re: M.S., L.S., A.S.

Constitutional Parental rights;
Care, custody, companionship,and control;
Adjudication and disposition;
Ceasing DSS reunification efforts;
Ceasing visitation;
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-906.1;
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-905.1;
Required findings of fact;

, Court of Appeals , COA22-582 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
In re: N.T., K.M., & A.C.

ceasing reunification efforts; eliminating reunification as a permanent plan; guardianship; unexplained skull fracture; best interests determination

, Court of Appeals , COA22-825 (Judge Julee Flood) , Published
Kassel v. Rienth

consent order; specific performance; contract interpretation; time is of the essence; Rule 60 Motion; Rule 11 Sanctions; real property.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-890 (Judge Julee Flood) , Unpublished
N.C. Dep't of Pub. Safety v. Joe T. Locklear

Just cause; Wetherington factors; N.C. Gen. Stat. 126-35(a); burden of proof; N.C. Gen. Stat. 126-34.04(d); N.C. Dep't of Env't & Natural Res. v. Carroll, 358 N.C. 649, 599 S.E.2d 888 (2004); mitigating factors; Wetherington I, 368 N.C. 583, 780 S.E.2d 543 (2015); Wetherington II, 270 N.C. App. 161, 840 S.E.2d 812 (2020)

, Court of Appeals , COA22-735 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Payin v. Foy

failure to cause a summons to be timely issued

, Court of Appeals , COA22-1052 (Judge Julee Flood) , Unpublished
Richard J. Batten, Jr. and Carinna Batten

motion to dismiss; 12(b)(6); failure to state a claim; breach of contract; oral contract; fraud in the inducement; unfair and deceptive trade practices; negligent misrepresentation; attorney?s fees.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-816 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
Sripathi v. Rayala

final divorce judgment; Rule(6)(b)(1) motion; excusable neglect; mistake

, Court of Appeals , COA22-832 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. Abee

Defendant appeals from judgment after a jury convicted him of conspiracy to sell and possession of narcotics. On appeal, Defendant argues the trial court erred by: (1) denying Defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges of conspiracy to sell narcotics and possession of narcotics; and (2) not intervening ex mero motu during the State’s cross-examination of Defendant. After careful review, we discern no error.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-697 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Amy Jo Crotts

Controlled substance; Evidence suppression; Reasonable articulable suspicion; Issue preservation; Unreasonable searches and seizures; Traffic stop; Totality of the circumstances; Innocent conduct; Double jeopardy; Waiver; Motion to dismiss; Substantial evidence; Sufficiency of evidence; Reasonable inference; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-95; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-87; Methamphetamine possession; Cocaine possession; Cocaine delivery; Circumstantial evidence; Knowingly possessed; Expert testimony; Plain error; Probable impact; Reliable principles and methods; Reliability test; Rule 702; Chemical analysis; Speculation.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-470 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Brandon Wayne Morefield

Ineffective assistance of counsel; Motion to dismiss; Constructive possession; Possession of a controlled substance; Other incriminating circumstances; Unavailable witness; Hearsay exception.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-468 (Judge Allison Riggs) , Unpublished
State v. DeLeon

Probation Revocation; Absconding; Sufficiency of the Evidence; Abuse of Discretion.