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.
Brodkorb settled that case for $30,000 a month ago and Brodkorb, a longtime Republican staffer, admitted the facts did not support his case.
Below, read the final legal coda to the case: