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Filed: 1 February 2019
Mandate: 21 February 2019
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Case Title / Description
Saunders v. ADP TotalSource Fi Xi, Inc., (399PA16 - Published) Author: Justice Robin Hudson (View COA Opinion)
Workers' Compensation; whether, when reviewing an appeal from an Industrial Commission decision that an attorney's fee was unreasonable, the superior court exceeded its authority under N.C.G.S. 97-90(c) and thus lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over the appeal.
In re J.A.M., (7PA17-2 - Published) Author: Justice Robin Hudson (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeals that, on remand from this Court, affirmed a trial court's adjudication of neglect of a minor child; whether clear and convincing evidence supported the findings of fact on which the order was based.
Pachas v. N.C. Dep't of Health & Human Servs., (144A18 - Published) Author: Justice Robin Hudson (View COA Opinion)
Action seeking trial court's enforcement of its previous order requiring DHHS to use the federal poverty level for a family when determining petitioner's income eligibility for Medicaid benefits; whether the trial court properly dismissed the action for lack of jurisdiction because petitioner did not exhaust her administrative remedies before taking the issue directly to court.
State v. Thompson, (24A18 - Published) Author: Per Curiam (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from convictions for violations of the Controlled Substances Act following defendant's guilty plea; whether the trial court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress incriminating evidence recovered from the trunk of his car; whether defendant was 'seized' within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.
State v. Gentle, (240A18 - Published) Author: Per Curiam (View COA Opinion)
Appeal by defendant from order imposing lifetime satellite-based monitoring on grounds that the trial court did not make a finding of 'reasonableness' before ordering SBM; whether the Court of Appeals erred by dismissing defendant's untimely appeal from the trial court's order, to which he did not object at trial.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE LISTED OPINIONS, THE COURT CONSIDERED 149 OTHER MATTERS. THE OTHER MATTERS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, NOTICES OF APPEALS BASED UPON CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS, PETITIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW, PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI IN DEATH CASES, DEATH STAYS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF CERTIORARI IN OTHER CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF SUPERSEDEAS, MOTIONS FOR TEMPORARY STAYS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF MANDAMUS, PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS, PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS, MOTIONS FOR APPROPRIATE RELIEF, AND DIRECT APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION AND THE UTILITIES COMMISSION. THE COURT ALSO CONSIDERS MOTIONS FOR EXTENSIONS OF TIME AND MOTIONS TO AMEND ON A DAILY BASIS. SUCH "ROUTINE" MOTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PETITION LIST PUBLISHED BY THE COURT EACH MONTH.