Last May, Oregon paid $900K to settle claims with two former high-level employees, $600K to the employees and $300K to their respective attorneys. Oregon agreed to pay $450K to Rob Killgore, the former head of Oregon Corrections Enterprises, after he filed a wrongful termination suit seeking $1.5 million. Rather than go to trial, the state settled with Killgore but denied any wrongdoing. Ten days later, the state agreed to pay $450K to George Dunford, a chief administrative officer of the Employment Department, after he filed a tort claim (i.e., an intent to sue) alleging he had been wrongfully fired and claiming whistle-blower protection. As a result of Dunsford’s complaints, there was a major shake-up of the top managers of the Employment Department. (Statesman Journal 09-21-2014, 10-07-2014)