Status: Summary judgment granted to defendant.
Democratic public relations consultant Blois Olson sued Republican operative Michael Broadkorb, the blogger behind the site Minnesota Democrats Exposed (www.minnesotademocratsexposed.com), for libel. The suit stemmed from a report in late December posted on the blog by Broadkorb, who published the blog anonymously from July 2004 until he revealed his name when the lawsuit was filed. The post claimed that while Olson publicly criticized the Congressional campaign of Coleen Rowley in several news stories, Olsen did not reveal that the campaign had declined to hire his consulting firm. On March 9, 2007, Judge Timothy Blakely granted a defense motion for summary judgment.
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Previous denial of motion to dismiss: http://www.minnesotademocratsexposed.com/olsonvmdemotiondenied6062006.pdf