Oregon Department of Justice Refuses to Represent or Indeminfy Brenda Rocklin

Former SAIF Corp. CEO sought state's legal protection


The Oregon Department of Justice has denied a request (PDF) from former SAIF Corp. CEO Brenda Rocklin for legal indemnity and defense in a lawsuit filed against Rocklin by her successor, John Plotkin. The agency rejected Rocklin's contention that, in the series of events that led to Plotkin's firing, Rocklin acted a "'volunteer' agent of the state and is entitled to coverage." As WW reported, Plotkin, ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ex-SAIF Chief Levels New Allegations About His Firing


The fired CEO of SAIF Corp., the state’s workers compensation insurer, is leveling new charges against the agency and is formally accusing SAIF's former leader for undermining him in his job. John Plotkin on Monday filed a amended lawsuit against SAIF and added three new defendants: Brenda Rocklin, herself a former agency CEO; and agency executives Chris Davie and Ryan Fleming—all ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 WW Staff

House Of Cards

Documents suggest SAIF corp. fired its CEO based on “false and inaccurate” information.

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SAIF Corp. is in the insurance business, an industry defined by the word “caution.” Yet thousands of pages of records from inside the state-owned workers’ compensation insurer suggest that   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

SAIF Picks Industry Insider to be New CEO


The state-owned worker's compensation insurer, SAIF Corp., named a new chief executive today, John Plotkin, an industry insider from Colorado. Plotkin's selection ends speculation about whether the job—which currently pays $294,350 and is one of the state's plum public sector posts—would be a political appointment or go to a candidate with worker's comp expertise. Here's the news from the SAIF ...   More
Monday, October 21, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS


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