Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (appointed to the job by former gov. Retread) sued Oracle because Retread ordered her to do it. Oracle countersued, naturally, and anybody with a butt for an eye could see where Retread's lawsuit was going to go. AG Ellen hired some high-powered Portland lawyers, who thus far have billed taxpayers nearly $4 million. Of course, they lost to Oracle - yet another example of Retread's relentless pursuit of wasting taxpayer dollars.
In August 2014, the state and the California software giant each filed lawsuits blaming the other for the $300-million collapse of the much-touted Cover Oregon health insurance website project.
Essentially a two-front war split between federal and state courts, the litigation has already generated $3.6 million in billings for the private law firm handling the case for Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
Oregon had hoped to restrict the fighting to just one court by knocking out the $23 million federal lawsuit filed by Oracle. But a judge on Nov. 18 ruled against the state, saying the Oracle case was strong enough to survive the state's motions to dismiss it.
Hang on, Oregonians: we're going to lose millions more. Did anybody not see this coming?