North Carolina Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the North Carolina Supreme Court

State v. Smith
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 290A17
State v. Austin
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 294PA17
State v. Sayre
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 330A17
Adams Creek Assocs. v. Davis
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 3A08-4
State v. Stimpson
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 408A17
State v. McPhaul
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 421PA17
State v. Krider  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 68A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The North Carolina Supreme Court held that the State failed to carry its burden of presenting sufficient evidence to support the trial court's decision to revoke defendant's probation based upon a finding that defendant...

Boone Ford, Inc. v. IME Scheduler, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 162A17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held in this appeal regarding two cases that were consolidated before trial by one superior court judge and then tried by another superior court judge that (1) the first judge erred in consolidating the...

Locklear v. Cummings
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 202A17
State v. Langley  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 221PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the habitual felon indictment returned against Defendant was not fatally defective, and therefore, the court of appeals erred in ordering that the judgment regarding the habitual conviction be...

State v. Hyman  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 245A08-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held in this criminal case that while the claim asserted in Defendant’s motion for appropriate relief was not subject to the procedural bar established by N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1419(a)(3), the trial court...

State v. Saldierna  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 271PA15-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the court of appeals erred in reversing the trial court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress, holding that the suppression motion contained sufficient findings of fact to support the tri...

Vaughan v. Mashburn  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 42PA17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that Rule 9(j) does not permit a plaintiff to amend a timely filed medical malpractice complaint to cure a defective Rule 9(j) certification afte...

State v. Turner
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 440PA16
State v. Curtis  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 441PA16

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the two-year statute of limitations in N.C. Gen. Stat. 15-1 did not bar the State from prosecuting Defendant for the misdemeanor offense of driving while impaired (DWI) when the State did not...

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