John Lynch obtains summary judgment for defendant in defamation case filed by DuPage County Sheriff

The sitting sheriff of DuPage County, John Zaruba, filed a defamation action against a former primary opponent, Tim Connell, and the Daily Herald arising out of a flyer that appeared in the paper the day before the election. The sheriff indicated he was seeking millions of dollars in damages. The trial court, however, found that the flyer was not defamatory and that the defendants did not act with malice, and awarded summary judgment to all defendants. The decision was not appealed.