MA: Ptf stated claim for unjustified community caretaking entry to investigate alleged elder abuse

Plaintiff was caring for a 95-year-old retired priest. She stated a claim for a Fourth Amendment violation for a warrantless entry into her house, in part, under the community caretaking function without justification. Gallagher v. S. Shore Hosp., Inc., 2022 Mass. App. LEXIS 108 (Oct. 6, 2022).

Defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the exterior grounds of a multi-unit dwelling where others could come and go. He had the burden of proof on that and showed not much of anything. United States v. Davis, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183204 (D.N.J. Oct. 6, 2022).*

Motion for expedited consideration of TRO for return of cell phone is denied on the papers. A briefing schedule is set, including the interested media. Lindell v. United States, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183460 (D. Minn. Oct. 6, 2022).* (In this case, the media wouldn’t have known, but for filing the action.)

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