North Carolina Supreme Court opinions for September 23, 2016

The N.C. Supreme Court posted a set of opinions today:

CommScope Credit Union v. Butler & Burke, LLP, (5PA15) (View COA OpinionWhether defendant owed a fiduciary duty to plaintiff when defendant audited plaintiff’s financial statements; whether plaintiff is barred from recovery by the doctrines of contributory negligence and in pari delicto.
State v. Nkiam, (385PA15) (View COA OpinionWhether a noncitizen who pleaded guilty to a deportable crime but claimed that he was not correctly advised by counsel of the immigration consequences of his plea should be allowed to withdraw it; application of U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky.
State v. Anderson, (432PA15) (View COA OpinionAppeal from conviction for common law obstruction of justice, as elevated to a felony under N.C.G.S. § 14-3(b); whether the trial court erred in denying defendant’s motion to dismiss based on insufficient evidence.
In re C.L.S., (54A16) (View COA OpinionWhether the trial court’s findings of fact supported its conclusions of law that respondent-father’s parental rights should be terminated under N.C.G.S. § 7B-1111(a)(1), (a)(2), and (a)(5).
State v. Collins, (66A16) (View COA OpinionWhether the Court of Appeals majority erred in affirming the trial court’s denial of defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained via a strip search.
Holt v. NCDOT, (76A16) (View COA OpinionAction under the State Tort Claims Act to recover for wrongful deaths resulting from a motor vehicle collision at an intersection; appeal from Industrial Commission’s decision and order awarding damages to decedents’ estates; whether DOT’s failure to install a traffic signal at the intersection was a proximate cause of the wreck; whether the intentional acts of the drivers of two speeding vehicles that directly caused the collision insulated DOT from liability.