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.
Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch joins Chad. Why is she talking now? Find out.
Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is striking back at top Republicans over her 2011 resignation after an affair with a staff member, accusing them of pledging to give her time to talk to her family and then promptly leaking word of the affair to media.
Michael Brodkorb’s wife says the former staff aid for the Minnesota Senate is improving after being critically injured in a car crash late Wednesday night.
A former staff aid for the Minnesota Senate appears to have been critically injured in a car crash late Wednesday night in the east Twin Cities metro.
Taxpayers are picking up another large bill for legal fees in the Minnesota Senate.