Appellate Court Opinions

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33,364 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA22-802 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. Jermaine Stubbs

Motion to set aside bond forfeiture; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-544(f); no statutory authority to set aside.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-614 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Kevin McRae

Writ of certiorari; Traffic stop; Fourth Amendment; Motion to suppress; N.C. R. App. P. 4; N.C. R. App. P. 21; Plea agreement; Waive right to appeal; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-979; Discretionary review.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-477 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Lamb

motion to suppress; scope of cross-examination; waiver; invited error

, Court of Appeals , COA22-508 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
State v. Sando

Prior sexual abuse; character evidence; rape shield statute; relevance; pertinent character traits; prior sexual activity

, Court of Appeals , COA22-447 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
Torres v. City of Raleigh

Governmental immunity, personal jurisdiction, four procedural postures, full evidentiary hearing, proprietary or governmental mission or purpose of employee, mission or purpose determined by duty assigned

, Court of Appeals , COA22-448 (Judge April Wood) , Published
Welch v. Welch

A motion for a DRO after entry of a distribution award is not barred by the statute of limitations on actions upon judgments; Domestic relations order; Qualified domestic relations order; IRA; ERISA; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-20.1; Equitable distribution order; Statute of Limitations; Post-judgment order.

, Supreme Court , 331PA21 (Justice Trey Allen) , Published
Cmty. Success Initiative v. Moore

Whether the trial court erred in holding that N.C.G.S. 13-1, the statute providing for the restoration of voting rights to eligible felons, violates the Equal Protection Clause, the Property Qualifications Clause, and the Free Elections Clause of the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 398PA21 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC v. Kiser

Whether an easement granting Duke Energy an interest in Lake Norman vested Duke Energy with the right to permit third-party homeowners to build structures over and into the submerged easement property and use the waters for recreational purposes.

, Supreme Court , 90A22 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
Galloway v. Snell

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by holding that a settlement agreement was ambiguous and by reversing the trial court's summary judgment order.

, Supreme Court , 413PA21-2 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Harper v. Hall

On petition for rehearing, whether the three-judge panel properly applied this Court's standards from Harper I in assessing the General Assembly's remedial redistricting plans and, more fundamentally, whether partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable under the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 342PA19-3 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
Holmes v. Moore

Whether S.B. 824, a law implementing the peoples' choice to amend the North Carolina Constitution by requiring in-person voters to present photographic identification, violates Article I, Section 19 of the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 292A22 (Justice Richard Dietz) , Published
In re H.B.

Whether the Court of Appeals erred by determining that the trial court made sufficient findings of fact to support termination of parental rights.

, Supreme Court , 274A22 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re R.A.F., R.G.F.

Termination of parental rights; whether the Court of Appeals erred by vacating and remanding for a new termination hearing when the trial court had dismissed provisional counsel in accordance with N.C.G.S. 7B-1108.1(a)(1) and N.C.G.S. 7B-1101.1(a)(1).

, Supreme Court , 172PA22 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re S.R.

Clarifying that the standard of review for an appellate court at the adjudicatory stage of a termination of parental rights proceeding is to determine whether there is clear, cogent, and convincing evidence in the record to support the trial court's findings of fact, and whether the findings of fact support the conclusions of law.

, Supreme Court , 202PA21 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Flow

Whether the trial court erred by declining to conduct further inquiry into defendant's capacity to proceed following an apparent suicide attempt.