Brodkorb, MN Senate settle 'affair' lawsuit for $30,000

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Brodkorb, MN Senate settle 'affair' lawsuit for $30,000

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 6:36 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota senate has settled its lawsuit with Michael Brodkorb for $30,000.

Brodkorb filed a wrongful termination lawsuit seeking half a million dollars in the wake of the scandal involving former Senate Majority leader Amy Koch.

Brodkorb worked for Koch and was fired in 2011 after she admitted the two were having an affair.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released the following statement:

“We are pleased to have successfully resolved this matter in the best interests of taxpayers and the institution of the Minnesota Senate. This agreement permanently dismisses Mr. Brodkorb’s claims in their entirety while providing the limited severance pay that was offered to him before he commenced litigation against the Senate.”

Senate Minority Leader David Hann released the following statement:

“We have said all along that the Senate acted appropriately in this matter. I am pleased that this agreement acknowledges that the facts of the case do not support any of the claims against the Senate and that the case has been dismissed.”

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