North Carolina Supreme Court Decisions 2020

Orlando Residence, Ltd. v. Alliance Hospitality Management, LLC  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 113A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the Business Court dismissing Defendant's crossclaims against a co-defendant, holding that the Business Court correctly dismissed the crossclaims. This appeal aros...

State v. Smith  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 119PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's convictions for two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a student, holding that Defendant sufficiently preserved f...

Desmond v. News & Observer Publishing Co.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 132PA18-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment finding Defendants liable for defamation and awarding Plaintiff compensatory and punitive damages, holdi...

In re E.F.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 14A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her four minor children, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by determining that it was in the childre...

In re E.J.B.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 217A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his children, holding that the trial court failed to comply with the mandatory notice requirements of the Indian Child Welfa...

Global Textile Alliance, Inc. v. TDI Worldwide, LLC  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 279A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Business Court in this action brought by Global Textile Alliance, Inc. (GTA) alleging that Defendants engaged in several improper acts during the formation and operation of...

State v. Waycaster  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 294A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that the General Assembly did not intend for the means of proof mentioned in the Habitual Felons Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-7.4, to be exclusive, ho...

State v. Coley  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 2A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's convictions and granting Defendant a new trial, holding that the trial court erred by declining to give Defendant's requested jury ins...

Ha v. Nationwide Gen. Ins. Co
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 312A19
Gyger v. Clement  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 31PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's ruling denying Plaintiff's motions for relief from the order vacating the registration of her foreign support order, holding tha...

Da Silva v. WakeMed  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 326PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that an internist proffered by Plaintiff to provide standard of care expert testimony against three hospitalists was properly qualified under N.C...

In re K.L.M.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 365A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his three children in this private termination action, holding that the trial court considered the factors in N.C. Gen. Stat...

In re J.A.E.W.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 380A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his daughter, holding that the trial court properly terminated Father's rights based on an adjudication under N.C. Gen. Stat...

In re L.E.W.  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 390A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the district court eliminating reunification from the permanent plan for Mother's daughter and terminating Mother's parental rights in the child, holding that that district court...

State v. Robinson  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 411A94-6

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the retroactivity provision of the Racial Justice Act (RJA) Repeal violated the double jeopardy protections of the North Carolina Constitution. Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder...

State v. Cox  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 94PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's convictions, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence at trial to show that Defendant possessed the felonious intent neces...

Walker v. K&W Cafeterias  
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 99PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals' decision affirming the North Carolina Industrial Commission's finding that the uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) proceeds that Plaintiff received on behalf of her husb...

In re A.B.C.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 233A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her minor child, holding that the evidence and findings of fact supported the trial court's conclusion that grounds existed...

In re M.C.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 272A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her three children, holding that the trial court did not err in adjudicating the existence of grounds to terminate Mother's...

In re J.J.B.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 277A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights to their two minor children, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by concluding that termination was i...

In re J.O.D.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 298A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights, holding that the trial court made sufficient findings of fact that were supported by clear and convincing evidence to supp...

In re S.M.M.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 299A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her minor child, holding that the trial court complied with the court of appeals' mandate on remand and did not abuse its di...

In re M.A.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 301A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights in their three minor children, holding that the trial court did not err by finding that grounds existed to support the term...

In re N.G.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 303A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights to their child, holding that the trial court correctly determined that grounds existed pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1111(...

In re K.L.T.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 329A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her minor son, holding that the trial court erred in concluding that grounds existed to terminate Mother's parental right...

In re J.C.L.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 336A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the determination of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that the trial court did not err in adjudicating the ground of neglect and did not abuse it...

In re K.R.C.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 389A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the trial court denying Mother's petition to terminate the parental rights of Father, holding that the trial court failed to make sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law...

In re J.S.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 395PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her four minor children, holding that the trial court properly adjudicated a ground for terminating Mother's parental right...

In re R.A.B.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 402A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that the issue identified by counsel in Father's brief as arguably supporting the appeal was merit...

In re W.I.M.  
Date: July 17, 2020
Docket Number: 431A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that there was no merit in Father's argument that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction to...

In re F.S.T.Y.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 129A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights, holding that the status exception to the requirement that a nonresident parent have minimum contacts with North Carolina in or...

Chambers v. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 147PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this class action, the Supreme Court recognized a narrow exception to the doctrine of mootness when a named plaintiff's individual claim becomes moot before the plaintiff has had a fair opportunity to pursue class cer...

State v. Fields  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 170A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Defendant could not be separately convicted and punished for the offenses of both habitual misdemeanor assault and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury stemming from the same act....

State v. Burke  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 181A93-4

Justia Opinion Summary: For the reasons articulated in State v. Ramseur, N.C. Jun. 5, 2020, the Supreme Court vacated the orders of the trial court concluding that the claims in Defendant's second motion for appropriate relief (MAR) pursuant to...

State v. Keller  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 201A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction for solicitation by computer or electronic device of a person believed to be fifteen years of age or younger for the purpos...

State v. Capps  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 206A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals that vacated Defendants' convictions for certain charges, holding that when the prosecutor moved to amend the arrest warrant to correctly state the name of...

Draughon v. Evening Star Holiness Church of Dunn  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 216A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant in this negligence action, holding that because the alleged defect was open and o...

In re A.J.T.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 230A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' rights to their minor child, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in determining that it would be in the child's best...

In re L.T.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 274A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that Father did not meet his burden of showing that the trial court lacked jurisdiction under the Uniform...

In re I.N.C.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 281A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Parents' parental rights to their two minor children, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by determining that termination of Paren...

In re C.R.B.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 292A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights, holding that the trial court's order was supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence and based on proper legal gro...

In re A.L.S.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 295A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court on adjudication and disposition that terminated Mother's parental rights to her child, holding that the trial court did not err or abuse its discretion. Specifica...

In re J.M.J.-J  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 300A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that the trial court did not err in adjudicating neglect as a ground to terminate Father's parental...

In re C.V.D.C.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 314A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her two minor children, holding that the court's findings of fact were sufficient to comply with the requirements of N.C. G...

Winkler v. N.C. State Board of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 319PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's award of attorney fees to Defendant, holding that N.C. Gen. Stat. 6-19.1 does not preclude a trial court from award...

State v. Taylor  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 32A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's determination that Defendant failed to demonstrate a fair and just reason for the withdrawal of his guilty plea, ho...

State v. Ramseur  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 388A10

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Defendant's motion seeking relief pursuant to the newly enacted North Carolina Racial Justice Act (RJA) on the basis that the RJA had been repealed be...

State v. Bennett  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 406PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming superior court judgments denying Defendant's Batson motion, holding that Defendant presented a sufficient record to permit meaningful appellate re...

Chavez v. McFadden  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 437PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the trial court erred by failing to summarily deny the applications for the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus submitted by Petitioners, Carlos Chavez and Luis Lopez, for its consideration in...

Routten v. Routten  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 455A18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this child custody dispute between two biological parents the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals to the extent that it vacated the trial court's order regarding custody, holding that a trial c...

DTH Media Corp. v. Folt  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 142PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that officials of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (University) are required to release, as public records, disciplinary records o...

In re A.G.D.  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 258A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights in his two minor children in grounds of willful abandonment, holding that there was no error in the termination orders. In it...

State v. Hobbs  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 263PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction, holding that the trial court clearly erred in ruling that Defendant failed to prove purposeful discrimination with respect to the State's use of peremptory challenges to...

Winston Affordable Housing, LLC v. Roberts  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 267PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment evicting Tenant and granting possession of the apartment in which she lived to Landlord based on nonpayment of rent for...

State v. Ellis  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 340A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals affirming the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion to suppress evidence, holding that there was no reasonable suspicion to justify the law enforcement...

State v. Bailey  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 360A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence seized during the execution of a search warrant, holding that the war...

Chappell v. N.C. Department of Transportation  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 51PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court awarding Plaintiffs compensation for a taking of various portions of their property with pre-judgment interest, holding that the por...

State v. Mylett  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 6A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment convicting Defendant for conspiracy to commit harassment of a juror, holding that the trial court erred in denying Defe...

Preston v. Movahed  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 124PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's order granting Defendant's motion to dismiss on the basis that Plaintiff's complaint failed...

In re S.D.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 150A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights in his minor child, holding that the trial court did not err by concluding that Father's parental rights were subject to termin...

Banyan GW, LLC v. Wayne Preparatory Acad. Charter Sch., Inc
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 188A18-2
State v. Copley  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 195A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals awarding Defendant a new trial after he was convicted of first-degree murder, holding that the trial court did not commit prejudicial error when it overrule...

In re Z.A.M.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 212A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father and Mother's parental rights to their two children, holding that the trial court did not err in its decision. The Department of Social Services...

In re N.P.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 227A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that the district court did not err in concluding that grounds existed to terminate Father's parental...

In re K.N.K.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 231A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court granting the petition filed by Mother for the termination of Father's parental rights, holding that the trial court appropriately found grounds to terminate Father'...

In re C.J.C.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 259A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that the trial court did not err in its determination. Mother filed a petition to terminate Father's par...

In re B.C.B.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 273A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his child, holding that the trial court appropriately found grounds to terminate Father's parental rights under N.C. Gen. St...

R.R. Friction Prods. Corp. v. N.C. Dep't of Revenue
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 278A19
New Hanover County Board of Education v. Stein  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 339A18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint seeking to have the Attorney General preliminarily and permanently enjoined from distributing monies received pursuant to an agreement between the Attorney General and Smithfield Foods, Inc. and several...

Cabarrus County Board of Education v. Department of State Treasurer  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 369PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute concerning the manner in which the cost of pensions for certain retirees should be funded, the Supreme Court held that the Administrative Procedure Act's (APA) rulemaking procedures bind how the Retiremen...

Town of Pinebluff v. Moore County  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 398PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's summary judgment for the Town of Pinebluff, holding that the court of appeals erred in concluding that Session Law 1999-35 requi...

PHG Asheville, LLC v. City of Asheville  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 434PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the court of appeals and the trial court holding that the City of Asheville improperly denied an application for the issuance of a conditional use permit submitted by PHG Ashev...

State v. Conley  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 75PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing judgments entered by the superior court convicting and sentencing Defendant on five separate counts for violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-269.2(b) b...

State v. Golder  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 79PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions, holding that Defendant preserved his challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence for appeal but that the S...

SciGrip, Inc. v. Osae  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 139A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of Osae and Scott Bader with respect to SciGrip's trade secrets claim, unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and request fo...

In re D.W.P  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 140A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights, holding that the trial court made and relied upon findings of fact that were supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evi...

North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Graybar Electric Co.  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 153A19

Justia Opinion Summary: In this tax dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the final decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) entering summary judgment in favor of Graybar Electric Company, Inc., holding that dividends deducted on a...

Vizant Techs., LLC v. YRC Worldwide, Inc  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 160A19

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action arising out of an alleged breach of a professional services agreement (PSA) between Vizant Technologies, LLC and YRC Worldwide Inc. the Supreme Court concluded that YRC's motion for summary judgment should...

Cardiorentis AG v. Iqvia Ltd.  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 168A19

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action asserting claims for breach of contract and fraud the Supreme Court granted Defendants' motion to stay proceedings under N.C. Gen. Stat. 1-75.12 on forum non conveniens grounds and denied as moot all other...

City of Charlotte v. University Financial Properties, LLC
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 183PA16-2
State v. Simpkins  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 188A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the trial court failed to satisfy the requirements of N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1242 before allowing Defendant to proceed pro se, holding that the...

State v. Carver
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 196A19
In re S.E.  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 197A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her four children, holding that the evidence supported the trial court's conclusion that grounds existed to terminate Mother...

Rouse v. Forsyth County Department of Social Services  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1PA19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals invalidating a decision by an administrative law judge (ALJ) to award back pay and attorneys' fees to a local government employee protected under the North...

Cogdill v. Sylva Supply Company, Inc
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 219A19
In re J.M.  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 220A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her five minor children, holding that the trial court's findings supported its conclusion that grounds existed to terminate...

State v. Hoyle  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 239A18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals vacating a judgment entered by the superior court convicting Defendant of indecent exposure and remanding for a new trial, holding that there was no...

In re Stone  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 242A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court ordered that Respondent Michael A. Stone, a judge of the General Court of Justice, District Court Division 16A, be censured for conduct in violation of Canons 1, 2A, and 2B of the North Carolina Code of...

State v. Mercer  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 257PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals concluding that the trial court committed prejudicial error when it failed to instruct the jury on justification as a defense for the charge of possession o...

State v. Alonzo  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 288PA18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's convictions but modified the court of appeals' decision because the trial court did not err by not instructing the jury on the definit...

Boles v. Town of Oak Island
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 290A19
State v. Carey  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 293A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing in part the trial court's judgments and holding that the trial court had erred by denying Defendant's motion to dismiss the possession of a weapon...

State v. Nobles  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 34PA14-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions and rejecting Defendant's argument that the trial court erred in denying his motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds,...

Beem USA Limited-Liability Limited Partnership v. Grax Consulting LLC  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 360A18

Justia Opinion Summary: In this business case, the Supreme Court reversed the orders of the business court denying Plaintiffs' motion for default judgment based on its finding that Plaintiffs had failed to satisfy their burden of proving that t...

State v. Reed  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 365A16-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the superior court's judgment following Defendant's plea of guilty to trafficking in cocaine, holding that the court of appeals correctly determin...

Accardi v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co.  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 42A19

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the business court finding that the policy was unambiguous and dismissing Plaintiff's claim for breach of contract, holding that the term actual cash...

Jones v. Jones
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 78A19
State v. Seam
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 82A14-2
In re K.N.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 110A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the trial court's order terminating the parental rights of Father to his child on the basis of neglect, holding that the findings in the court's order were insufficient to support a determinatio...

In re C.J.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 159A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her daughter, holding that the trial court did not err in terminating Mother's parental rights. In terminating Mother's par...

In re J.H.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 172A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's permanency planning order and order terminating Mother's parental rights to her three children, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in concluding that it...

In re S.D.C.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 229A19

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his son, holding that the trial court did not err in terminating Father's parental rights. The trial court found that Fathe...

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