Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 1

The lawyers in Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit make legal moves which stimulate counter moves.

As reported previously, Keith Nygren, et al’s attorney, James Sotos, filed paperwork in June in Federal Court charging that Seipler had posted internal documents on an internet blog.

In early summer, Sotos asked for sanctions, including dismissal of the Seipler suit, as I understand the legalese.

That was based on the allegation that Seipler had not told the truth under oath when he said that he had not posted internal Sheriff’s Department documents, copies of which were published on on a blog called “The Real McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed,” which Sotos attached in an open court document as Exhibit G,

The masthead of "The Real McHenry County Sheriff's Office Exposed." The blog has been taken down.

It’s not that Seipler did not have a blog. He did.

But, it was called, “McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Exposed.”

The masthead of Zane Seipler's blog--"McHenry County Sheriff's Department Exposed." This blog has also been taken down.

Seipler denied under oath, however, that he had posted the internal documents, that is, he swore that he had not violated the Protective Order of Magistrate Michael Mahoney.

Since Magistrates can’t make decisions concerning sanctions and dismissal of suits, the question was submitted to Federal Judge Frederick J. Kapala, who has the case on his docket.

Friday, Seipler attorney Black Horwitz was in court arguing that the defendants should be sanctioned.

Point, count point, so to speak.

The reasons?

Here’s what the filing says:

  1. “the dissemination of the deposition transcript of Scott Milliman;
  2. “the dissemination of a confidential domestic violence report;
  3. “the failure to tender a video of the Plaintiff.

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More tomorrow.


Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 1 — 4 Comments

  1. I could only imagine what the nygren was really worried about. Sounds like that guy was trying to expose corrupt government, didn’t work, and now there going to lock him up for it. I love this country

  2. So someone put out docs about cops committing crimes and acting like jerk wads.

    Nygren blames Seipler, who said that he didn’t put out docs about deputies committing crimes and acting like jerk wads.

    Nygren’s attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case because Nygren alleges that Seipler put out documents about cops COMMITTING crimes and acting like jerk wads and why haven’t we heard more about this??

    If Seipler did put out the docs I think he was doing the public a favor.

    Punish a man for telling the public about dirty cops. What a country.

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