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Michael Brodkorb

Sep 30, 2013

Senate committee approves Brodkorb severance pay

Aside from the severance package, the committee will still need to convene at a later date to sign off on final defense payments.

Sep 26, 2013

MN Senate settles Brodkorb lawsuit

Leaders of the Minnesota Senate announced Thursday a settlement in the lawsuit brought by former staffer Michael Brodkorb. The Senate will pay Brodkorb $30,000, and all claims against the Senate are to be dismissed.

Sep 9, 2013

Senate committee approves another $91K in Brodkorb legal fees

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee took up and approved the latest round of legal defense fees on Monday afternoon, agreeing to pay another $91,000 worth of expenses in the civil lawsuit filed by former staffer Michael Brodkorb.

Aug 22, 2013

Brodkorb attorneys say list of Senate affairs was mistakenly posted

The Minnesota Senate is seeking to toss out Brodkorb's gender discrimination lawsuit, alleging his attorneys "willfully and deliberately" posted the documents. But Brodkorb's attorneys Greg Walsh and Phil Villaume say miscommunications between the two attorneys and an legal assistant led to the error, according to the filings posted on Thursday.

Aug 15, 2013

Senate seeks dismissal of Brodkorb lawsuit over disclosure violation

The Minnesota Senate wants Michael Brodkorb's sexual discrimination lawsuit tossed out because his attorneys wrongfully disclosed a document that contained names of legislators and staff members who purportedly conducted sexual affairs.

Jul 31, 2013

Abeler faces hard road to Senate nomination

In theory at least, state Rep. Jim Abeler should be a formidable candidate for the GOP nomination in the 2014 U.S. Senate contest. The Anoka Republican brings 15 years of legislative experience at the Capitol and a deep understanding of health care issues.

Jun 28, 2013

Senate, Brodkorb battle over personal records in latest filings

The Senate is seeking a variety of personal materials from aggrieved former staffer Michael Brodkorb, including medical records, recent employment history and private communications relating to his discrimination lawsuit.

Jun 26, 2013

Senate committee approves budget, staff pay raises and Brodkorb legal bills

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said the $500,000 set aside for legal fees was not intended to be used for a settlement.

Jun 12, 2013

Legal bills from Brodkorb lawsuit top $200,000

The Senate's legal bills stemming from Michael Brodkorb's wrongful termination lawsuit have now reached $226,000. The latest billings from the Larkin Hoffman firm add $27,701 to the tab for work done between February 13 and April 30.

May 29, 2013

Bachmann’s surprise retirement spurs speculation about GOP field

**UPDATED** U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's surprise decision to not seek re-election has produced a frenzy of speculation about who might seek the GOP nomination in Minnesota's most conservative congressional district. At least a dozens names have been floated as possible successors to the four-term incumbent.

Feb 14, 2013

Federal judge tosses some Brodkorb claims

A federal judge has dismissed claims that former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb was defamed by comments made about his lawsuit by the former Secretary of the Senate. The ruling narrows Brodkorb's case against the Senate to federal and state allegations of gender discrimination.

Jan 24, 2013

Brodkorb hospitalized after car accident

Republican political operative Michael Brodkorb was hospitalized after a one-car accident on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights on Wednesday evening.

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