CASE LAW UPDATE: Can records in a civil case, as opposed to a criminal case, be expunged?
Appellant had a civil case, evidently in regard to a debt with Discover Card. Pursuant to the inherent authority of the court, Appellant sought to expunge his records in this civil case. On appeal, Appellant argued that the trial court had inherent authority to expunge any judicial record. The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that there was no precedent to support the exercise of inherent authority to expunge records in a civil case. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the denial of expungement of records in a civil case.
Discover Bank v. Scheffler, A19-2097, Anoka County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.