Fired Minn. Aide's Lawsuit Cites Other AffairsFor 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.
Senate Sets Aside $500K To Defend Brodkorb CaseThe 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.
Minn. Senate Legal Costs In Brodkorb Case: $226KState 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.
Judge In Brodkorb Case Makes Plenty ConfidentialA 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.
Former Minn. Senate Leader Koch Won't Run In 6thAnother well-known Republican is dropping out of the race to replace Michele Bachmann in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. Amy Koch, the former state Senate majority leader from Buffalo, says Tuesday she's not running.
Amy Koch Breaks Her Silence After Affair, ResignationFormer Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is breaking her silence about her resignation.
Ex-Minn. Senate Leader Koch Speaks Out On DownfallFormer 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.
Minn. Senate Approves $200K Legal Bills In Brodkorb CaseTaxpayers are picking up another large bill for legal fees in the Minnesota Senate.
Minn. Senate Revisits Brodkorb's Case As Costs RiseA Minnesota Senate aide's firing a year ago is reverberating anew as lawmakers meet to discuss mounting legal bills from fighting his lawsuit.
Legal Bill Over Koch-Brodkorb Near $200KLegal costs associated with a Minnesota Senate scandal involving a former Republican leader and her senior aide have nearly doubled, a new invoice made public Tuesday showed.
Minn. Senate Wants To Move Brodkorb LawsuitA lawyer for the Minnesota Senate is arguing that a lawsuit over a Republican ex-staffer's firing belongs in federal court instead of before a state judge.