Lawyer: Brodkorb doesn't agree to narrow lawsuit

Michael Brodkorb
This June 30, 2011 file photo shows former Senate Republican spokesman Michael Brodkorb in St. Paul, Minn. Brodkorb is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing, according to a document made public Thursday, March 15, 2012. He was fired in December over an affair with his boss, then-Majority Leader Amy Koch.
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A "miscommunication" between a fired Minnesota Senate aide and his lawyer has led to confusion over part of his pending lawsuit against the state.

The Senate's private attorney filed court documents on Friday showing that Michael Brodkorb's lawyer withdrew an agreement to drop several invasion-of-privacy claims related to the release of information that Brodkorb had sought and been denied unemployment benefits.

An email exchange between the two attorneys says Brodkorb didn't agree to give up that part of his claim. He is also suing for gender discrimination and defamation.

The Senate's attorney is asking a federal judge to dismiss the privacy claims, saying Brodkorb shouldn't be allowed to go back on the agreement.

Brodkorb was fired last year after Senate leaders discovered his affair with then-Majority Leader Amy Koch.

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