And, with all the drama a one page order posted online can summon, it is case dismissed.
On Tuesday, the 'order of dismissal' was filed in the long running case of Michael Brodkorb v. the Minnesota Senate.
The one sentence order sheds no new light on the now-settled Brodkorb lawsuit. Brodkorb is a former Senate employee who was fired in late 2011 after he had an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. After she stepped down, he was dismissed. A few months later, he sued the Senate for gender discrimination.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.