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Responding to Complaints
Tort Claims and Lawsuits
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If an agency receives a notice of a tort claim or lawsuit, the agency Human Resource (HR) section often coordinates the agency’s response. Involve DAS Risk Management when the agency receives such notice. It is likely DOJ Labor and Employment or the DOJ Trial Division will also be involved.
 
The agency may not delete or discard any information related to the complaint. 
 
Refer opposing counsel’s requests to DOJ Labor and Employment. 
 
When an employee or former employee retains counsel, it is recommended that the agency discuss the case only through attorneys.
 
Contact DOJ Labor and Employment for assistance at 503-947-4600 and DAS Risk Management