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Bar Buzz: Michelle MacDonald continues to litigate

Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald has sued Michael Brodkorb, alleging that his website is dedicated to defaming, libeling, slandering and humiliating her.

Since MacDonald is on probation for ethics violations, her supervising attorney, Larry Frost, may have brought the suit. It is signed by MacDonald and a separate signature page appears to be signed by Frost.  To add to the confusion, it was originally filed in Dakota County, then later in Ramsey County.

Twincities.com reported that Frost said MacDonald told him her paralegal erroneously filed the suit in Dakota County, and tried to change venue; he said he has contacted the Office of Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility about the dual filing. Frost and MacDonald were served with Rule 11 motions for sanctions, Brodkorb’s website, missinginminnesota.com states. They have 21 days to withdraw their claims before the motion is filed.

A response filed in Dakota County on Brodkorb’s behalf by attorney Nathan M. Hansen, calls the suit completely frivolous and vexatious.

Brodkorb was formerly deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party and communications director for the Minnesota Senate Republican Majority Caucus.

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