Coleman ordered to pay Franken $95,000 in legal feesby Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio,
Mike Mulcahy, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A three-judge panel has ordered Norm Coleman to pay Al Franken nearly $95,000 related to Coleman's lawsuit over the still-unresolved U.S. Senate race.
The panel's order comes as both sides are still waiting for the Minnesota Supreme Court to rule on Coleman's appeal.
The panel found that Franken received 312 more votes than Coleman in last November's election.
Franken had originally asked the court to force Coleman to pay $160,000 in costs. Coleman had asked the panel to delay a decision until the Supreme Court finishes its review.
Elizabeth Stawicki, JD, covers health care reform for MPR News.