Minn. Senate Settles Lawsuit From Fired Staffer 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.
Minn. Senate Gets $91K Invoice In Brodkorb CaseThe 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.
Minn. Senate Attorneys Want Brodkorb Suit Tossed A federal magistrate is weighing whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a fired Minnesota Senate aide.
Attorneys For Brodkorb Deny Leak In LawsuitAttorneys for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb deny deliberately publishing details about other sexual affairs they allege occurred at the Capitol.
Minn. Senate Wants Brodkorb Case Tossed Over ErrorMinnesota 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.
Brodkorb Lawyer Leaves Case After Filing Error An attorney for fired Minnesota Senate operative Michael Brodkorb has withdrawn from his wrongful termination case after a document was mistakenly filed in public.
Brodkorb: Affairs List Just A Snippet Of Proof 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.
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.