That would be at Chicago State University. Apparently the president fired a university attorney who refused to go along with an attempt to hide public records. This would never happen at the University of Oregon.
A new judge has just affirmed the verdict against the president and board of trustees, and increased the award to include legal fees, etc. Details from the CSU faculty muckraking blog, here:
In a 44-page, harshly worded opinion against Chicago State, Cook County Judge James McCarthy said there were no reasons to overturn the verdict and that the large sum was intended to send a message. The jury had found that former university employee James Crowley was fired in 2010 in retaliation for reporting alleged misconduct by top university officials, …
Crowley’s lawsuit — filed against the South Side university, Watson and the seven trustees on the board in 2010 — alleged that he was fired after he refused to withhold documents about Watson’s employment requested under the state’s public records law, and for reporting questionable contracts to the attorney general’s office.