State Senate spokesman Michael Brodkorb, a key Republican figure in Minnesota, is leaving his post. He's also stepping down from his work with the Mike Parry First District Congressional campaign. His resignation comes after his boss, Amy Koch, suddenly left her job as Senate Majority Leader after allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a Senate staffer.
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Fired Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb hires law firm
Brodkorb has hired employment law specialist Phil Villaume to handle possible legal action against the Senate. Brodkorb lost his job with the Republican caucus shortly after allegations surfaced that former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch had an inappropriate relationship with a staffer.
Brodkorb discrimination complaint is prelude to a lawsuit
Former Senate Republican staffer Michael Brodkorb is filing a gender discrimination complaint over his firing. He argues he was fired for having an affair with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, while women who have affairs with male senators are not punished. Brodkorb's lawyer says the complaint is a step toward a lawsuit.
Brodkorb files papers acknowledging relationship with Amy Koch
Former Senate Republican staff member Michael Brodkorb claims he was wrongfully fired and is moving ahead with a lawsuit after the Senate rejected mediation. His lawyer says papers filed with the state acknowledge Brodkorb had an "intimate relationship" with former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.
Brodkorb claims privacy breach
Shortly after being denied unemployment benefits, an attorney for former senate staffer Michael Brodkorb said he will be widening the wrongful termination lawsuit against the senate to include invasion of privacy. The Brodkorb camp believes information about his unemployment was illegally disclosed.
Ex-Senate employee Brodkorb files suit against Senate, state
Former Minnesota Senate employee Michael Brodkorb is filing suit against the state, the Minnesota Senate and the Secretary of the Senate, stemming from his firing late last year, the Star Tribune reports. Brodkorb was fired after then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch stepped down from leadership. She resigned after senators confronted her about the affair she was having with Brodkorb. In his suit, Brodkorb claims he was fired because he is male, "and therefore a member of a protected class based on his gender."
Brodkorb: Firing was part of 'palace coup' plot to target Koch, her allies
A federal magistrate judge in the case of Michael Brodkorb, the former state Senate GOP staffer who sued the Senate after he was fired in the wake of his affair with former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, has lifted a gag order in the case. And Brodkrob is talking. He says GOP Senate leaders wanted to get rid of Koch and those close to her, the Star Tribune reports. He would not discuss some details about the affair.
GOP leaders divided on whether Koch should give up Senate seat
One assistant majority leader says if the allegations of an inappropriate relationship are true, it will be difficult for Amy Koch to stay in the Senate. Another says he hopes she does stay. Koch resigned her post as Senate Majority Leader last week amid allegations of a relationship with a Senate staffer.
Minn. Senate seeks to move Brodkorb case to federal court
A 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, the Associated Press says. A filing Thursday seeks to transfer the lawsuit filed by Brodkorb, who contends he was wrongfully dismissed after an extramarital affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch became known. Brodkorb's lawsuit was filed last month in state district court.
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