County Defense Costs on Milliman Wrongful Termination Case Mounting

Former Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman filed a wrongful termination suit against the Keith Nygren Sheriff’s regime. The lawyer’s fees started for McHenry County in August, 2011. They have been getting higher every month. Most of the legal fees have gone … Continue reading

Bianchi Tells of Gauger Case Insurance Settlement

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Recovers an Additional $700,000.00 for County Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that after several years of litigation, the County reached an agreement with … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Comments on Suit Settlement

The following was received from former Deputy Sheriff and 2010 GOP Primary candidate against Keith Nygren: Since very few “news” entities have asked for my side of the settlement story I have drafted this statement that the McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Gets Permission to Dismiss His Wrongful Termination Suit against Sheriff Keith Nygren, et al

At the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum, County Board candidate Zane Seipler held up loose leaf notebooks the contents of which apparently will not be shared with the public. If you have been wondering, as I have, what’s up … Continue reading

Milliman Case Against Nygren, Zinke, et al, Goes Slowly

Former McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman was in Federal Court yesterday, where his attorney, Thomas Crooks, did some fencing with Sheriff Keith Nygren’s representative from the James Sotos law firm, Amy P. Engerman. With Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney’s … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Ordered to Pay $240,500 for Trial Misconduct

Here is the order that Judge Frederick Kapala issued on Friday: ORDER Defendants’ bill of costs [447] is accepted in part and rejected in part. In accordance with this court’s previous order [446], plaintiff is hereby directed to pay $240,499.66 … Continue reading

Delay Allowed in Milliman Suit Depositions Due to Difficulty of Producing Documents by the McHenry CountySheriff’s Department

Fired Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman was in Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney’s Rockford courtroom Wednesday in his wrongful termination suit. Milliman was fired for not telling the truth in a deposition for former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s case of wrongful termination. … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren Loses Effort to Make Public Psychological Evaluation That Office Marked Confidential

In the wrongful termination suit filed by fired McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman, Sheriff Keith Nygren and Undersheriff Andy Zinke have for some reason been trying to make a doctor’s evaluation of Milliman’s suitability to be on duty public. … Continue reading

Motion for Sanctions Legal Fees & Costs Set at $260,156 for Zane Seipler

Sheriff Keith Nygren’s motion for legal fees to be paid by Deputy Zane Seipler in his wrongful termination suit total $227,905. There is an addition $32, 252.16 in “costs and expenses” for the contempt of court hearings. Judge Frederick Kapala … Continue reading

Sheriff Keith Nygren Fails to Get Zane Seipler’s Wrongful Termination Suit Tossed, Seipler Assessed Attorney’s Fees

That’s what I read from the following summary of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorney James Sotos’ attempt to obtain dismissal of Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination suit. This case involves a dispute between plaintiff, Zane Seipler, and defendants, … Continue reading

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

A bit more than a month ago Rockford Federal Judge Frederick Kapala gave McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorney James Sotos and re-instated Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler (who had the audacity to challenge Nygren in the GOP primary after being … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Sanctions Motion Defense – Part 6

This is the final installment of my notes from last Wednesday’s Rockford Federal court hearing before Judge Frederick Kapala. At issue in the wrongful termination action brought by McHenry County Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler against Sheriff Keith Nygren and various … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Sanctions Motion Defense – Part 5

After Rose Seipler and her attorney Dennis Giovannini left the courtroom, Rose’s former attorney, John Nelson, continued his testimony in the sanctions part of her husband Zane Seipler’s case. McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s attorneys James Sotos and Elizabeth Ekl … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Sanctions Motion Defense – Part 4

The testimony of Rose Seipler attorney John Nelson moved next to his questioning by Keith Nygren attorney James Sotos’ associate Elizabeth Ekl. She asked if it Zane Seipler attorney would have acted unethically, if he has represented both Zane and … Continue reading

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

Fate of Zane Seipler Wrongful Termination Case Hanging in Balance Today, Sheriff’s Lawyers Paid $881,000 So Far

Tuesday Sheriff Deputy Zane Seipler’s wrongful termination case is back in Rockford Federal Court. Seipler’s wife Rose is expected to testify about her posting information about disciplinary records on the internet. But, she has been cooling her heels outside the … Continue reading

Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 6

This is the final installment of Zane Seipler’s attorney Blake Horwitz’ request that sanctions be levied against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren for actions taken by Nygren, his staff and his attorney James Sotos. Paragraphing and formatting has been added … Continue reading