Coleman is suing Franken over the content of a television and radio spot. The ad contains allegations that Coleman is the 4th most corrupt US senator, and that he is living almost rent free in a D.C. apartment. There are also other allegations in the ad that are not part of the law suit. There is no chance that the suit will be decided in time for the election.
Now a Coleman supporter is being sued for forcing the plaintiff to make payments to Coleman through his wife. This suit was pulled, but then reinstated on Thurday.
So it is perhaps a great time for Independence Party Candidate Dean Barkley to take to the air waves with his one and only ad for this election: "I'm one of you."