Some Thoughts on McHenry County’s Attempt to Collect Legal Fees from Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler for his Attempt to Obtain a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Sheriff Keith Nygren
I don’t know whether “Smooth Operator” is an attorney or not, but the comments posted below the story
Let’s ferret out how a this lawsuit would theoretically work and progress.
Filing. Haven’t seen any hard evidence reported that anything was filed or who actually said that a suit was imminent.
Then we will have Horwitz motion to dismiss, which will probably be a winner. Unless of course the judge is on the take so I would imagine that Horwitz will be screening every McHenry County judge and finding reasons for removal.
If it were to proceed, discovery would take place. I would suspect there are law enforcement officials that would testify that the use of the stars are worthy of investigation. Judge hears that, case dismissed.
Depositions would be taken. Bianchi would be required to evaluate the evidence and decide if the allegations have merit. He won’t be able to hide behind his attorney client excuse. If he goes under oath and says they have no merit then he could be in grave trouble for his role in the original trial and not just telling Judge Meyer this to begin with.
More depositions of political activist in this county that may be influencing the ins and outs of this situation.
Nygren will be brought in to explain his use of the stars and why he thought it was OK to do what he has done.
Leist and Caldwell will have to justify their expenses and every phone call, email, and communication will be inventoried and examined.
Leist will have to answer questions regarding his new position as the EEO.
These are just some of things I would expect from the “defendants” Seipler and Horwitz.
The other possible action is that the County asks for sanctions from Judge Meyer. That request will be denied. Meyer would not make such a ruling and consider the case frivolous after all that he allowed to go on.
Then there would be the appeals if Seipler were to lose.
It would cost the county a tremendous amount of money to go down this path.
This would also bring into question, who is paying the attorney fees for the “frivolous” appeals Nygren made regarding Seipler’s employment.
Cans of worms are poised to explode.