- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s workers comp insurance agency has agreed to pay $1.7 million to John Plotkin, a chief executive fired in 2014 after just three months on the job.

The settlement comes shortly after a judge ruled that the SAIF Corp. improperly fired Plotkin and had to reinstate him. The ruling put SAIF in an awkward position because it hired a replacement in 2015.

Plotkin told The Oregonian/OregonLive (https://is.gd/sN5utN ) that the money from the settlement is great, but he’d rather have his job back. He’s currently practicing law in Arizona.

The agency is the state’s larger provider of workers comp insurance, and the case opened an unflattering window into the organization. Legal documents and interviews with insiders revealed an operation rife with personal rivalries and power grabs.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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