The Minnesota Senate has revealed how much it is paying a lawyer to represent it in any legal action involving former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb. Brodkorb is preparing to sue the Senate for gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy. According to a letter dated January 23 from lawyer Dayle Nolan, the Senate agreed to pay her $330 an hour. Nolan’s letter says additional fees may be charged. Senate leaders were criticized for months for not releasing details about the expenditure of public funds in the lawsuit.
Here’s the letter:
Senate contract for Brodkorb defense
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org