Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 26 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court held same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. Attorney General Ferguson joined 15 other states in filing a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Jun 26 2015
EVERETT — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a Snohomish County jury has denied release to a sex offender. Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office’s (AGO) Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) proved that he remains mentally ill and sexually dangerous.
Jun 25 2015
OLYMPIA — “The U.S. Supreme Court today gave a common-sense reading to Congress’s intent in passing the Affordable Care Act, ensuring all Americans can obtain health coverage at reasonable rates. 
Jun 23 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson released guidelines today for businesses considering adding surcharges in the wake of changes in minimum wage laws in several local jurisdictions in Washington, including Seattle and SeaTac. The guidelines make clear that, in general, businesses can legally add such surcharges as a way to cover their costs, but must do so in a way that is not unfair or deceptive.  
Jun 22 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today criticized the recent attempt by the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the schedule for part of its Hanford cleanup.
Jun 19 2015
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled that out-of-court statements made to non-law enforcement individuals can potentially be used in criminal prosecutions, endorsing the position advocated by Attorney General Bob Ferguson in a “friend of the court” brief that was joined by 41 other state Attorneys General.
Jun 12 2015
SEATTLE — The calls are often along the same lines:  A “technician” claiming to be from a well-known company, like Microsoft, tells you your computer is infected with a virus. He throws around some technical jargon, often walking you through some benign activities like opening a Web browser or some computer utility.
Jun 11 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against a Snohomish couple who scammed elderly Washington residents applying for Medicaid and veterans benefits.  The Attorney General’s Office alleges that the Cooks’ actions violated the state Consumer Protection Act.
Jun 10 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today his office will offer a formal opinion in response to a request from Senator Pam Roach related to the City of Pasco’s proposed district-only voting system.
Jun 10 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued this statement today in response to the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Education outlining a new debt relief process for Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“Corinthian”) students.