Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 22 2015
SEATTLE — The Washington State Supreme Court this week agreed with an Attorney General’s Office “friend of the court” brief that local jurisdictions have the right to regulate or ban collective gardens.  
May 22 2015
SEATTLE — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief supporting Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance in the case of International Franchise Association v. City of Seattle.
May 19 2015
SEATTLE — Today marks the 180th day since President Obama announced a series of reforms he was undertaking by executive action.  Under the Obama Administration’s plan, millions of families, including thousands of Washington residents, would today be filing requests under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA).  Instead, implementation of this and other reform initiatives has been delayed by a misguided lawsuit led by the state of Texas.
May 19 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and attorneys general of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia in a complaint charging four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking consumers out of some $187 million. Of that, only $5 million, or 2.7 percent, was used for charitable purposes. From 2008-2012, the defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients — including children, and women suffering from breast cancer — but the overwhelming majority of donations benefitted only the perpetrators, their families and friends and fundraisers.
May 18 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to close a loophole in the Sexually Violent Predator statute to prevent the release of offenders who have not been rehabilitated.
May 15 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today his office expects to recover a total of $63 million from nine LCD manufacturers, whose price-fixing conspiracy drove up prices consumers paid on items like TVs, laptops and cell phones.
May 12 2015
SEATTLE — A Seattle business owner pleaded guilty today to harassment charges brought by the Attorney General’s Office after the man threatened a court employee.
May 12 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that more than 750,000 Washington Sprint and Verizon customers will be eligible for refunds for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills as a result of legal action by his office. The restitution for Washington consumers is part of a nationwide $158 million agreement that resolves allegations that the companies placed unauthorized third-party service charges on subscribers’ telephone bills.
May 12 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today commented on an order issued Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in the Hanford Site litigation.
May 7 2015
TACOMA — As golf enthusiasts anticipate June’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., many are looking to score a hole-in-one with sought-after tickets.