North Carolina Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the North Carolina Supreme Court

Pachas v. N.C. Department of Health & Human Services  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 144A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Court of Appeals ruling that the superior court lacked jurisdiction to decide whether its previous order was being violated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Hum...

State v. Gentle
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 240A18
State v. Thompson
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 24A18
Saunders v. ADP TotalSource Fi Xi, Inc.  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 399PA16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the order of the superior court reversing the decision of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which declined to award certain attorney’s fees...

In re J.A.M.  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 7PA17-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals that the clear and convincing evidence and the trial court’s findings of fact supported the trial court’s conclusion of law that J.A.M. was neglected, holdi...

State v. Rankin  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 23A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals vacating Defendant’s conviction for felony littering upon concluding that the indictment failed to allege an essential element of the statutory crime and wa...

Justus v. Rosner  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 255A17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals in this medical malpractice suit remanding the case for a new trial on the issue of damages, holding that the trial court did not err in setting aside the j...

State v. Wilson  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 295PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals reversing and vacating Defendant’s conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm and reversing the trial court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to su...

Silver v. Halifax County Board of Commissioners  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 338A17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals affirming the superior court’s order dismissing this complaint under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6), holding that the State, and not a board of county commissione...

Cooper v. Berger  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 409PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals affirming the decision of the superior court determining that the appointments process in N.C. Gen. Stat. 143B-9(a) does not violate the Constitution, holdi...

State v. Johnson  
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 57PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals concluding that Defendant’s inculpatory statements to law enforcement should have been suppressed but that the error was harmless, holding that...

Azure Dolphin, LLC v. Barton  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 128A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court dismissing the claims that Plaintiffs asserted their first amended complaint and denying Plaintiffs’ second motion to amend their complaint, holding that the trial...

State v. Malachi  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 142PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the judgment entered by the trial court convicting Defendant of possession of a firearm by a felon and having attained habitual felon status on the...

State v. Fowler
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 173PA17
In re Will of Allen  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 227PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case presenting the question of whether a handwritten codicil that referenced a provision of a self-proving will was valid the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals reversing the order of su...

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