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.
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Michael Brodkorb says he'll sue Senate for defamation
The ousted communications chief will reportedly file a lawsuit seeking $500,000, claiming Senate Secretary Cal Ludeman defamed him when he told the press Brodkorb was trying to "blackmail" the Senate through a wrongful-termination case. Brodkorb was fired from the Senate after his affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch came to light.
Fired Senate official hires attorney
Michael Brodkorb and attorney Gary Walsh tell MPR they're still unsure if they will pursue legal action against the Minnesota Senate. Brodkorb served as the Republican party's communications director before being fired last week, just hours after Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned, citing inappropriate conduct with a Senate staffer.
Brodkorb, state narrow case over Senate firing
A former Minnesota Senate aide who was fired over an affair with the chamber's majority leader is slimming down his lawsuit against the state. Michael Brodkorb was fired last year after Senate leaders discovered his affair with then-Majority Leader Amy Koch. He is suing the state over the dismissal. Now he's dropping several invasion-of-privacy claims to focus on defamation and gender discrimination claims.
Senate source: Michael Brodkorb was 'abusive,' 'vicious' and 'threatening'
City Pages quotes an anonymous Republican senator who says the ousted Senate communications chief created a hostile work environment and that numerous legislators complained about his behavior but then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch refused to take action.
Judge orders settlement talks for Senate, Brodkorb
The state of Minnesota and former Republican Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb on Thursday were ordered into confidential settlement talks by U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan, the Star Tribune reports. The sessions are to begin Sept. 24. The judge asked both sides to submit confidential letters that summarize their settlement positions, and he put a gag order on both sides to prevent them from talking to the media, the newspaper says.
Attorney for Michael Brodkorb: 'This is not going to go away easily'
Attorneys representing the Senate majority's former communications chief say they'll seek damages for wrongful dismissal. Brodkorb was fired shortly after allegations surfaced that former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch was having an affair with an unidentified staffer.
State denies Michael Brodkorb unemployment benefits
Minnesota Public Radio reports the former Republican Senate communications chief is appealing the Department of Employment and Economic Development's decision to reject his application. A hearing is set next week. Brodkorb was fired after his affair with former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch became public.
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