North Carolina Supreme Court Decisions 2022

Buckley LLP v Series 1 of Oxford Ins. Co., NC, LLC
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 219A21
Miller v. Carolina Coast Emergency Physicians, LLC  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 222PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's denial of Harnett Health Systems, Inc.'s motion to dismiss this medical malpractice complaint for failure to comply with Rule…

N.C. NAACP v. Moore  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 261A18-3

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals that reversed the order of the trial court declaring void two challenged amendments to the North Carolina Constitution, holding that the trial court should…

State v. Gaddis  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 306A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals determining that the trial court correctly denied Defendant's motion for a transcript of a prior trial and a motion to continue, holding that the trial…

In re M.B.  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 325A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her three children, holding that the trial court failed to make necessary determinations to support the adjudication of…

Connette v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 331PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the opinion rendered by the court of appeals affirming the trial court's judgment entered upon the jury's verdict in favor of Defendants in this medical malpractice case, holding that it is…

Nation Ford Baptist Church, Inc. v. Davis  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 390A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court denying Nation Ford Baptist Church Inc.'s (Church) motion to dismiss the underlying…

Providence Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. v. Town of Weddington  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 47PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the Town of Weddington was protected from Providence Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.'s fraud-related claims based upon the doctrine of governmental immunity and that Mayor Deter was protected…

Wing v. Goldman Sachs Trust Co., N.A.  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 488PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case involving the extent of a a trustee's duties and powers concerning litigation challenging trust amendments the Supreme Court held that the subject trustee had the power to defend the litigation and that the…

Anderson Creek Partners, L.P. v. County of Harnett  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Numbers: 62PA21, 63PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court granting the motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by defendant Harnett County and dismissing the claims…

PF Dev. Grp., LLC v. Cnty. of Harnett
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 63PA21
State v. Oglesby  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 683A05-3

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming an order of the superior court resentencing Defendant on his first-degree murder conviction to life with the possibility of parole…

State v. Jones  
Date: August 19, 2022
Docket Number: 85PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals upholding the revocation of Defendant's probation, holding that Defendant's confrontation argument under N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1345(e) was not…

In re K.N.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 110A19-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights, holding that a substitute judge may not make new factual findings or conclusions of law under Rule 52 and Rule 63 of the North…

In re B.E.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 137A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating the parental rights of Parents to their minor children, holding that the arguments Parents raised on appeal were meritless. After a hearing over the…

In re C.H.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 176A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and remanded in part a permanency planning order of the trial court eliminating reunification as a permanent plan, holding that remand was required. Father appealed from an order of…

In re M.R.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 195A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court terminating Parents' parental rights to their three children, holding that Father was not entitled to relief on his allegations of error. Following four…

In re M.C.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 260A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights in his three children, holding that the findings supported the trial court's conclusion that grounds existed under N.C. Gen.…

In re J.A.J.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 269A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her three children and an order terminating Father's parental rights to one of those children, holding that the trial court…

In re J.C.J.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 288A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating Parents' parental rights in their twin sons, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion in the proceedings below. After a hearing, the…

In re J.D.O.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 303A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her three minor children, holding that the trial court's adjudication of neglect was supported by clear, cogent, and…

In re R.L.R.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 305A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order entered by the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her daughter, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion in the proceedings below. The Cabarrus County…

In re A.M.C.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 341A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her two minor children, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in the proceedings below. The Henderson…

In re N.W.  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 348A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court dismissing Mother's petition seeking to have the parental rights of Father to the parties' three children terminated, holding that the trial court did not err in…

In re D.R.J.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 147A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that the trial court erred in adjudicating the existence of grounds to support a termination of…

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. v. Smart & Final Stores LLC  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 181A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction this breach of contract matter, holding that the trial court did not err in denying…

In re M.K.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 186A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her minor child, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in terminating Mother's parental rights. After a…

In re E.D.H.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 207A21

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 termination order was properly entered pursuant to Rules 52 and 53 of the North Carolina…

Belmont Ass'n v. Farwig  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 214A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the trial court granting summary judgment to Belmont Association, Inc. on its claim for injunctive relief and dismissing Defendants'…

In re B.B.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 24A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to three of her minor children, holding that the trial court did not err or abuse its discretion in terminating Mother's…

In re B.F.N.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 261A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the orders of the trial court denying Mother's petitions to terminate the parental rights of Father to the parties' two children, holding that the trial court's findings of fact were…

KNC Techs., LLC v. Tutton
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 277A21
State v. Tripp  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 27A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's denial of Defendant's motion to suppress, holding that the trial court's findings of fact were supported by competent evidence…

State v. Dover  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 298A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the order of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss and vacating the judgment entered in the superior court convicting Defendant of…

Keith v. Health-Pro Home Care Services Inc.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 33A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment in favor of Plaintiffs in this negligence action, holding that the court of appeals erred. Plaintiffs, an elderly infirm couple,…

Bartley v. City of High Point  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 359A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court partially denying Officer Matt Blackman's motion for summary judgment with respect to Bruce Bartley's claims against him in his individual capacity based on the…

State v. Killette  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 379PA18-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the decision of the court of appeals dismissing Defendant's appeal of his conviction for two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, holding that the trial court erred in denying Defendant's…

Reynolds-Douglass v. Terhark  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 43A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the district court concluding that Plaintiff was entitled to "reasonable attorney's fees" on appeal from a decision of the magistrate…

In re A.A.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 441A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to the juvenile who was the focus of this matter, holding that Stepmother had standing to initiate the termination action and…

State v. Kelliher  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 442PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that Defendant's sentence violated the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution, holding that it violates both the Eighth…

Fund Holder Reps., LLC v. N.C. Dep't of State Treasurer
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 45A21
State ex rel. Utilities Commission v. Virginia Electric & Power Co.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 477A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the North Carolina Utilities Commission addressing Dominion Energy North Carolina's application for a general increase in its North Carolina retail rates, holding that Dominion's…

State v. Conner  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 64A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that juvenile offenders who have received sentences of life imprisonment with the possibility for parole must have the opportunity to seek an early release afforded by the prospect of parole after…

In re A.N.H.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 123A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this termination of parental rights matter for further proceedings, holding that the findings of fact supported by clear, cogent and convincing evidence in the record were insufficient to…

State v. Boyd
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 126PA20
In re J.N.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 132PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the trial court's planning order in this case and remanding the case for additional findings, holding that the court of appeals did not err in…

In re C.A.B.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 138A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the superior court terminating Father's parental rights to his son, holding that the trial court's denial of Father's motion to continue the adjudicatory hearing undermined the…

In re B.R.L.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 141A21

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 did not err. The Department of Social Services petitioned to terminate…

Cherry Community Organization v. Sellars  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 141PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the superior court dismissing Plaintiff's lawsuit against Defendants asserting claims under North Carolina's Uniform…

In re K.Q.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 191A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion. After a termination hearing, the trial court…

In re L.A.J.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 217A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her two children, Lucy and Joseph, holding that there was no error. Petitioners, court-appointed custodians of the two…

Blue v. Bhiro  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 26A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the order of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff's claims with prejudice and remanding the case to the trial court to give the parties an…

In re S.D.C.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 274A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her son, Scott, holding that the evidence supported the trial court's conclusion that termination of Mother's parental…

State v. Cobb  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 28A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating the order of the trial court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss, holding that the trial court did not err. Defendant was charged with one count…

State v. Delau  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 30A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals vacating Defendant's conviction for driving while impaired, holding that even if the admission of certain testimony was erroneous under N.C. R. Evid. 701,…

In re B.R.W.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 310A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming in part and reversing in part a permanency planning order awarding legal guardianship of Mother's two minor children to Grandmother, holding that…

In re B.E.V.B.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 328A21

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

State v. Farook  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 457PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the order of the trial court and vacating Defendant's convictions on the grounds that the delay in his case was…

Cunningham v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 465A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the opinion and award of the North Carolina Industrial Commission denying Plaintiff relief on her claim for disability compensation from…

State v. Robinson  
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 533A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified the decision of the court of appeals, which held that the trial court lacked a sufficient factual basis to accept Defendant's guilty plea, holding that the trial court lacked a sufficient…

State v. Woods
Date: May 6, 2022
Docket Number: 535A20
In re A.N.D.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 113A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights in his three children based on neglect and failure to show reasonable progress in correcting the conditions that led to the…

In re V.S.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 121PA21

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 trial court did not err in determining that there was a likelihood of a repetition…

In re T.B.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 149A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating the parental rights of Mother and Father to their minor child T.B., holding that there was no error. After a termination hearing, the trial court…

In re J.I.G.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 154A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating the parental rights of Father to two of his juvenile children, holding that clear, cogent, and convincing evidence supported the trial court's…

In re L.D.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 155A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her two children, holding that there was no error. After a termination hearing, the trial court determined that grounds…

In re J.C.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 166A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the trial court terminating the parental rights of Parents to two of their children, holding that the trial court's order contained an incorrect statement of the applicable…

In re A.E.S.H.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 208A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights in his child, holding that there was no error. After a termination hearing, the trial court entered an order terminating…

In re M.S.L.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 215A21

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 did not err in terminating Father's parental rights. After a termination…

In re H.R.S.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 227A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her daughter, holding that there was no error. After a termination hearing, the trial court determined that grounds…

In re D.D.M.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 249A21

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 did not commit reversible error in concluding that grounds existed to…

In re A.L.I.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 266A21

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 had subject matter jurisdiction to terminate Father's parental rights. After a…

In re D.I.L.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 268A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to his minor child, Daniel, holding that there was no merit to Father's arguments on appeal. After a termination hearing, the…

In re K.N.L.P.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 301A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to Rob, holding that there was no error. After a termination hearing, the trial court terminated Father's parental rights to…

In re S.M.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 534A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Parents' parental rights to their daughter, holding that the trial court did not err in concluding that it was in the child's best interests to…

In re C.S.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 90A21

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 finding past neglect or in determining that there was a likelihood of…

State v. Benner  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 133PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's conviction of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon and his sentence of life imprisonment without parole, holding…

M.E. v. T.J  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 18A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the ruling of the court of appeals reversing the trial court's denial of Plaintiff's N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 50B domestic violence protective orders (DVPO) complaint, holding that…

State v. Reid  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 20PA19-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the order of the superior court (MAR court) granting Defendant's motion for appropriate relief (MAR) and awarding him a new trial, holding that…

State v. Alexander  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 234PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that Defendant had failed to make the showing of materiality necessary to support an award of postconviction DNA testing, holding that there was…

State v. Medlin
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 246PA21
State v. Oldroyd  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 260A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the order of the trial court denying Defendant's motion for appropriate relief (MAR) and supplemental motion for appropriate relief (supplemental…

Button v. Level Four Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 376A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court in this complex business dispute, holding that neither party successfully demonstrated a substantial right that had been affected or that an error likely…

In re Lennane  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 3A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the superior court affirming the decision of the Board of Review for the North Carolina Department of Commerce adopting the decision…

Hope v. Integon Nat'l Ins. Co
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 41A21
Lake v. State Health Plan for Teachers & State Employees  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 436PA13-4

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the court of appeals erred in concluding that more than 220,000 former State employees (the Retirees) possessed no vested rights within the meaning of the Contracts Clause to the benefit of…

Bishop v. Bishop
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 65A21
Ponder v. Been
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 70A21
Harper v. Hall  
Date: February 14, 2022
Docket Number: 413PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court allowing certain districting maps to stand, holding that the enacted maps violated several rights guaranteed to the people by the North Carolina…

State v. Clegg  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 101PA15-3

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated Defendant's conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon, holding that the prosecutor's exclusion of an African-American potential juror constituted a substantive violation of Defendant's…

State v. Crompton  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 180A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court concluding that Defendant had committed the revocable probation violation of absconding, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in revoking…

State v. McLymore  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 270PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant's convictions for first-degree murder, felonious speeding to elude arrest, and robbery with a dangerous weapon, holding…

State v. Clark  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 286A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the court of appeals upholding Defendant's conviction for taking indecent liberties with a child, holding that the case must be remanded for a new…

In re K.M.S.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 302A21

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's order terminating Father's parental rights was supported by clear, cogent and…

Nobel v. Foxmoor Group, LLC  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 337A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the trial court concluding that Plaintiff's claims were beyond the scope of the North Carolina Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices…

New Hanover County Board of Education v. Stein  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 339A18-2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the trial court and remanded this case for further remand to the superior court with instructions to reinstate its earlier order granting summary…

In re A.K.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 342A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights to Alice, a minor child, holding that the issues identified by Father's counsel as arguably supporting an appeal were…

Gift Surplus, LLC v. State ex rel. Cooper  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 363A14-4

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that chance predominated over skill in Plaintiffs' new video game and, therefore, this game was a game of chance that violated N.C. Gen. Stat. 14-306.4, which prohibits the operation of sweepstakes…

In re J.R.F.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 36A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court that terminated the parental rights of Father to Ronnie, a minor child, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion. After a hearing, the trial court…

State v. Tucker  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 385PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing in part and vacating in part Defendant's convictions for insufficient evidence, holding that the court of appeals erred. After a jury trial,…

Nay v. Cornerstone Staffing Solutions  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 409PA20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the decision of the court of appeals holding that the decision of the North Carolina Industrial Commission should be reversed and this case remanded to the Commission for…

State v. Pabon  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 467A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court modified and affirmed the ruling of the court of appeals finding no prejudicial error in the criminal proceedings resulting in Defendant's conviction for second-degree forcible rape and first-degree…

In re G.D.C.C.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 504A20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights in her minor child, holding that Mother was not entitled to her allegations of error. The Department of Social Services (DSS)…

In re C.C.G.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 59A21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her daughter, Carrie, and the trial court's earlier permanency-planning order that eliminated reunification from Carrie's…

In re K.S.  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 60PA21

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming in part and reversing in part the judgment of the trial court finding that the evidence presented was sufficient to support an adjudication of…

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