Wilenchik & Bartness wins three week jury trial against Dan Saban.

Published on March 12, 2011

Dennis I. Wilenchik, William P. French, Tyler Q. Swensen, and M. Rob Somers, representing Defendants Maricopa County, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Chief David Hendershott, Steve Bailey, and Ray Jones, recently won a three week jury trial on all claims by Dan Saban. This case involved an allegation by Saban, a candidate for Sheriff of Maricopa County in 2004, that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Chief Deputy, David Hendershott, abused their positions by beginning an investigation into whether Saban raped his adoptive mother, Ruby Norman, approximately 32 years earlier. Saban sued the Sheriff and several deputies alleging that they conspired to violate several laws and, in the process, defamed Saban and invaded his privacy.