Part 3 – Zane Seipler’s Argument that His Case Shouldn’t Be Dismissed for Contempt of Court

ARGUMENT

A. The transcript of September 23, 2011 hearing before Judge Mahoney. Utilizing speculation and unsupported conjecture, Defendants argue that Plaintiff’s counsel deliberately misled the Court.

Blake Horwitz

The passage at issue is a colloquy between Judge Mahoney and Mr. Horwitz in a hearing on September 23, 2011. [FN2] Defendants presume to know what Mr. Horwitz meant by his answer to Judge Mahoney’s question: Under the provocative heading “[II.](C) Perjury, Misdirection and Deception” in their second supplemental motion to dismiss, Defendants assert that in that hearing:

Plaintiff’s counsel deceptively stated, in an attempt to mislead and deceive the court, that he “[did not] have an answer” to the Magistrate Judge’s question as to how the owner of the offending blog obtained the confidential what Mr. Horwitz meant by his answer to Judge Mahoney’s question: Under the provocative heading “[II.](C) Perjury, Misdirection and Deception” in their second supplemental motion to dismiss, Defendants assert that in that hearing:

Plaintiff’s counsel deceptively stated, in an attempt to mislead and deceive the court, that he “[did not] have an answer” to the Magistrate Judge’s question as to how the owner of the offending blog obtained the confidential document.)

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FM2 Mr. Horwitz: So moving on, Google’s response is – with regards to MCSO [E]xposed, that’s what Google’s response is. My client created that website a couple years ago. Not [R]eal MCSO [E]xposed. There’s a lot of websites out there that have many different names – I’m sorry. There’s a lot of websites that have – at least from what I understand. They’ve got lots of bloggers out there. A lot of people are very critical of the department and all that, and they’re saying lots of different things, and they have similar names to them. That’s just what I remember.

The Court: How would they get the documents?

Mr. Horwitz: I’m not saying they got these documents. I am just simply saying to you that – - -

The Court: Didn’t the documents show up on the websites?

Mr. Horwitz: Yes.

The Court: Well, then how would somebody that just made up their on blog have these documents to begin
with to put them there?

Mr. Horwitz: I don’t have an answer to that question. What I can say to you is how is it that the deposition transcript of Scott Milliman got to the paper? How is it that – which I understand was confidential before it was tendered to the newspaper. How is it that the confidential police report concerning my client and his wife was given to multiple police officers. How is it that things happen. I’m just giving you a rhetorical answer to the question.

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Part 4 tomorrow.

 


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