Zane Seipler Sanctions Motion Defense – Part 2

This is Part 2 of Rockford attorney John Nelson’s testimony in the Zane Seipler wrongful termination case against Sheriff Keith Nygren, et al. It is from the santions motion part of the trial before Judge Frederick Kapala. “Your question involves … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Sanctions Motion Defense – Part 1

Sheriff Keith Nygren, et al’s attorney James Sotos filed motions for sanctions, including dismissal of Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit because documents that had been sealed were posted to a blog from his home’s computer. After Sotos completed his side … Continue reading

McHenry County Drops Sanctions Effort against Zane Seipler

McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz looked a bit like a cat that had swallowed the canary after the Monday hearing on Special Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Caldwell’s motion for sanctions. Judge Thomas Meyer suggested Caldwell might … Continue reading

Judge Meyer Suggests Caldwell Take Sanctions Motion Back to County Board

Although McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler seems to have made the decision on his own to seek sanctions against Zane Seipler and his attorney Blake Horwitz for seeking a Special Prosecutor to probe whether Sheriff Keith Nygren used tax … Continue reading

Bill Caldwell’s Motion for Sanctions Against Zane Seipler in Special Prosecutor Case

You’ve heard of Special Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Caldwell’s motion seeking to have Zane Seipler and his attorney Blake Horwitz pay for the cost of defending McHenry County in Zane Seipler’s case seeking a Special Prosecutor to investigate Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Attorneys Get Final Shots at Zane Seipler in Keith Nygren Motion to Dismiss Wrongful Terminiation Suit

In a fight to determine whether Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s case will be dismissed because of the release of secret court documents by his wife on a blog, Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz and Sheriff Keith Nygren’s Attorney James Sotos faced … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Off Special Prosecutor Hook, State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Given Permission to Fish

Associate Judge Thomas Meyer ruled Wednesday that no Special Prosecutor was needed to probe alleged criminal activity of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. He also ruled that the fears of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi that he might lose … Continue reading

Mystery Sheriff’s Department Exposé Blogger Identified as Zane Seipler’s Wife Rose Seipler

In Zane Seipler’s Federal wrongful termination suit, Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorney, James Sotos, is attempting to gain dismissal because of the posting of confidential case documents from Zane’s home computer. His reasoning is that Seipler deliberately released documents (see them … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Tells Judge He Fears Disbarment If He “Investigates, Indicts or Prosecutes” Sheriff Keith Nygren

Wednesday afternoon, Associate Judge Thomas Meyer heard testimony from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi about the “conflict of interest” that Bianchi sees in representing Sheriff Keith Nygren in some seven suits and preparing 4-5 opinions and at the same … Continue reading