Posts Tagged ‘Lynne Torgerson’

Civil rights § 1983 actions

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Unreasonable search by building inspector and qualified immunity

Where residents of a home claimed a building inspector searched the home in violation of the Fourth Amendment after he was called by a detective pursuant to a SWAT team raid and after he received a signed consent form from one of the residents, the denial of qualified immunity to the inspector is reversed and remanded because his conduct did not violate a clear established rights.

Estate of Leon Walker Jr. v. Wallace, appealed from the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuits, 17-1058, Arnold, J.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.

Probation revocation

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Right to counsel

In this probation revocation appeal, defendant argued that the trial court failed to obtain a knowing, voluntary, and intelligent waiver of defendant's right to counsel.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed with defendant, noting that defendant did not submit the written waiver of the right to counsel, the trial court did not ask him to do so, that the trail court did not enter defendant's written waiver of the right to counsel into the record and did not advise defendant on the record about any of the possible consequences of relinquishing counsel.  Reversed and remanded.

State v. Jones, A17-0954, Hennepin County.

Lynne Torgerson, Esq. was not attorney of record in this case.


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