Successful Motion for Summary Judgment in “False Positive” Alcohol Test Case

Recently, Chris Hansen obtained a decision granting Summary Judgment and dismissing all claim against his client.  The case involved an allegedly “false positive” alcohol test.  The plaintiff sued all of the various individuals and entities involved in the alcohol test, and Mr. Hansen’s  client was a “quasi government” and was acting as a pretrial services officer.  The Plaintiff’s claim against the client for negligence was dismissed on the grounds that there was no evidence to establish negligence.  The claim under §1983 was dismissed on the grounds that the client, as a “quasi governmental” official, the client  was entitled to “absolute immunity”.  Therefore, the Court ruled in favor of Mr. Hansen’s client and dismissed all claims.