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Bob Ferguson

Feb 8 2017
An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson aimed at extending the window of opportunity to prosecute human traffickers for their crimes today passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill extends the statute of limitations on human trafficking to match that of non-lethal arson and updates the definition of commercial sex to include “anything of value,” rather than simply a fee.
Feb 3 2017
A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide.
Feb 2 2017
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amended complaint in State of Washington v. Trump, the state’s lawsuit challenging key sections of President Trump’s immigration Executive Order as illegal and unconstitutional.
Jan 30 2017
Following a three-day trial in Yakima, a judge ruled on Friday that Haney Truck Line violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination by refusing to allow an employee with a disability to bring a trained service dog to work, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today.
Jan 30 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration officials. Ferguson’s complaint asks the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to declare unconstitutional key provisions of President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order.
Jan 25 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Spokane-area car dealer Greenacres Motors admitted to the AG’s allegations of a pattern of sexual harassment by its former owner and employee, Monte L. Masingale.
Jan 23 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his office has taken significant action to combat housing discrimination. A court approved yesterday the last of five legal resolutions with rental housing companies across the state accused of violating federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by using blanket bans on tenants with a past felony. The resolutions all involve fines of $5,000 or more, penalties and nondiscrimination training.
Jul 28 2016
EVERETT — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Snohomish County used car dealer Zein Automobiles Inc., which operates Best Bet Auto Sales and Independence Auto Center, will pay $250,000 over its pattern of discriminating against Spanish-language speakers at its dealerships.
Jul 28 2016
EVERETT. El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que Zein Automobiles Inc., concesionario de autos usados del condado de Snohomish que opera Best Bet Auto Sales e Independence Auto Center, pagará $250,000 por su repetida discriminación hacia los hispanohablantes que han acudido a sus concesionarios.
Jul 27 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson will lead a group of states urging a U.S. District Court not to block the federal government’s ability to protect the civil rights of transgender people in a brief to be filed today.