N.C. Court of Appeals Opinions for November 3, 2015

The North Carolina Court of Appeals released a batch of opinions today:

Clarke, ex rel v Mikhail (15-235). Medical malpractice; wrongful death; intervening and superseding negligence; burden of proof; bifurcation; 404(b) evidence; causation; jury instruction
Collins v. Collins  (15-481). Accustomed standard of living; Findings of fact; NCGS 50A-16.3A; Savings as part of alimony; Attorney fees; Late entry of order.
State v Hardison  (15-150). Contaminating a Public Water System; Acting in Concert. (Conviction reversed, wrong theory of prosecution). More from the News & Record.
State v Harris  (15-214). sexual offense
State v Hazel  (15-243). Felony murder jury instructions, robbery with a firearm, response to jury question
State v Ledbetter  (15-414). Appeal after guilty plea; NC Gen. Stat. 15A-1444(e); Appellate Rule 21; Appellate Rule 2; grounds for issuance for a writ of certiorari; Suspension of appellate rules.
State v Lewis  (15-408). Visual analysis, failure to extend session. (Police chief’s conviction for drug trafficking affirmed). More from WECT.
State v McNeill  (15-94). felony murder; felony larceny
State v Nkiam  (14-1164). IAC claim based on failure to give advice on deportation consequences of plea
The Residences At Biltmore Condo. v Power Dev., LLC  (14-1222). N.C. Condominium Act; Summary Judgment
Thomas Jefferson Classical Acad. Charter Sch. v. Cleveland Cnty. Bd. of Educ.  (15-464). Standard of Review; Charter Schools; Per pupil allocation; findings of fact; Restricted funds; Origin Purpose and Use. (Cleveland Cnty. Bd. of Educ. must pay taxpayer funds to charter schools). More from Gaston Gazette.
Wake Med v Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC  (15-127). Rule 12(b)(6), motion to dismiss; ambiguous contract; indemnification

In addition, there were a dozen unpublished opinions available here.