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Bob Ferguson

Jan 23 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson will continue his push to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vapor products to 21 tomorrow before the House Health Care & Wellness Committee.
Dec 23 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, after King County Superior Court Judge Timothy A. Bradshaw ruled that the state’s lawsuit against cable television and internet giant Comcast can move forward.
Dec 21 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a man who for nearly a decade engaged in an elaborate scheme, using a fictional business and promises of employment, to deceive women into posing for nude photos and having sex with him.
Dec 7 2016
Nearly a decade after the Court Reporting Institute, Inc. (CRI) in Seattle and Tacoma shut down after defrauding students and violating state laws, hundreds of cheated students are still saddled with federal student loan debt
Nov 16 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that CHI Franciscan will provide more than $1.1 million in healthcare cost relief after an investigation into mislabeled charges and inadequate fee disclosures.
Nov 1 2016
SEATTLE — El Procurador General, Bob Ferguson, presentó hoy una demanda de protección al consumidor en contra de la ex funcionaria de préstamos del condado de Whatcom; está acusada de ofrecer servicios de modificación de préstamos para la vivienda y la bancarrota, pues bajo la ley estatal no está calificada para proporcionar ninguno de ellos, además de cobrar honorarios considerables ilegalmente y por adelantado, y proporcionar poca o ninguna ayuda.
Nov 1 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a former Whatcom County loan officer, accusing her of offering home loan modification and bankruptcy services, neither of which she is qualified for under state law, then charging hefty and illegal up-front fees, while providing little or no help.
Oct 31 2016
Nearly half a million Washingtonians had their personal information compromised as a result of data breaches between July of 2015 and July of this year, according to a report issued today by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The release coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Oct 10 2016
The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act by making claims in thousands of ads that were not backed by scientific evidence, according to a ruling filed in King County Superior Court today.
Sep 6 2016
SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Seattle-based Julep Beauty, Inc. and its owner Jane Park, will pay $3 million for using deceptive “negative option” marketing tactics to lure consumers into signing up for recurring boxes of Julep products, and then making it very difficult to cancel their subscriptions. Today’s announcement covers deceptive practices that occurred between 2012 and 2015.

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