The Minnesota Senate has received its final legal bill in a now-settled lawsuit filed by a fired staffer that cost more than $400,000 to defend against. The invoice due for ratification Wednesday by the Senate Rules and Administration Committee lists $7,252 in remaining legal fees.
A now-settled lawsuit filed by a fired staffer cost the Minnesota Senate $396,000 in legal defense fees on top of a severance award, a new tally based on a billing document made public Friday shows.
A committee of the Minnesota Senate is meeting to vote on a $30,000 lawsuit settlement for an ex-aide who was fired after revelations of his affair with the majority leader.
Minnesota state senators are scheduled to vote Monday on a $30,000 settlement that ends a lawsuit brought by an ex-aide who was fired over his affair with the majority leader.
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The Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber’s majority leader. The Senate agreed to pay Michael Brodkorb $30,000, an amount that chamber leaders said was equal to severance offered Brodkorb before he was fired in December 2011. He had been seeking more than $500,000.
The Minnesota Senate’s latest invoice for a legal dispute with a former staff member shows $91,600 in expenses over three months. That invoice, to be reviewed at a hearing Monday, brings the taxpayer costs in the case above $300,000. The Senate is paying a private law firm to defend the chamber against a lawsuit by fired GOP aide Michael Brodkorb.
A federal magistrate is weighing whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a fired Minnesota Senate aide.
Attorneys for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb deny deliberately publishing details about other sexual affairs they allege occurred at the Capitol.
Minnesota Senate attorneys sought Thursday to have a former aide’s lawsuit dismissed because they say the case has been tainted by an erroneous release of a list alleging Capitol sexual affairs.
An attorney for fired Minnesota Senate operative Michael Brodkorb has withdrawn from his wrongful termination case after a document was mistakenly filed in public.
The fired Minnesota Senate aide alleging multiple sexual affairs at the Capitol says a sensitive list of names isn’t the only evidence he has produced about relationships between legislators and staff.
For the first time, a fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful termination lawsuit: a list of other lawmakers and staff members who allegedly carried on affairs over the years without losing their jobs.
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The Minnesota Senate is setting aside a half-million dollars for future legal costs as it fights a federal lawsuit of a former senior aide. The allowance is part of a new Senate budget for 2014, when Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit is due for trial.
State legal expenses associated with former Senate aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit now top $226,000. The Minnesota Senate is paying a private firm to fight claims it mishandled Brodkorb’s termination. The latest $27,700 invoice was made public Wednesday and covers expenses from February through April.
A federal judge has issued a sweeping order allowing either party in fired aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate to designate materials or witness depositions as confidential. The information seal relates to pre-trial discovery in the case headed for trial next year.
The first wave of deposition notices went out Wednesday in federal lawsuit by a former Minnesota legislative staff member fired after his affair with the then-Senate majority leader.
Ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb pleaded guilty Wednesday to fourth-degree DUI in connection with the January crash on Interstate 35E that left him seriously injured.
The Minnesota Senate’s latest legal bill in an ongoing lawsuit by ex-employee Michael Brodkorb totals nearly $6,000.
A federal judge has dismissed three counts from former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit over his firing — but two discrimination counts remain as the case goes forward.
Ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb is accused of driving drunk and without a seat belt in connection with the Jan. 23 crash in Mendota Heights that left him seriously injured, according to charges filed Tuesday.
The Minnesota State Patrol said ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb was over the legal limit on the night he crashed his car.
Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is breaking her silence about her resignation.