Nov 24 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Millennium Health laboratories will pay back $256 million to the states and federal government for illegal revenue gained through a kickback scheme designed to increase the number of laboratory tests it got paid to process. For Washington, this agreement will provide the state $426,000 in Medicaid reimbursement, which will be shared with the federal government.
Nov 23 2015
OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are reminding Washingtonians to make smart choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous solicitors during the upcoming holidays and afterward.
Nov 20 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Washington has reached an agreement in principle Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s kickback scheme to promote its drug, Exjade. The final agreement is pending execution by the company, and would provide Washington with $1.2 million in Medicaid reimbursement, which will be shared with the federal government.
Nov 19 2015
Statement of Attorney General Bob Ferguson on today’s Washington State Supreme Court charter schools decision:
“My job as Attorney General is to uphold the will of the voters. That is why, throughout this process, I have defended the charter school initiative approved by the voters of Washington state.
Nov 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently honored Senior Assistant Attorney General Dave Stolier and Senior Counsel Fronda Woods with the Attorney General’s 2015 Steward of Justice Award. The award recognizes assistant attorneys general who further the cause of justice through exceptional legal work and extraordinary contributions to the people of Washington.
Nov 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has selected eight Assistant Attorneys General to receive the 2015 William V. Tanner Award for outstanding achievements early in their careers. Ferguson established the award in 2013 in honor of the youngest Attorney General in state history.
Nov 17 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by eight fellow attorneys general from around the country, today urged the nation's largest credit card issuers to speed up implementation of secure chip and PIN technology. Chip and PIN is widely considered a more secure means of processing credit card transactions than traditional magnetic-stripe payment cards and thus an important safeguard against fraud and identity theft.
Nov 16 2015
On July 22 and 29, 2015, the Attorney General’s Office received letters from members of the State House of Representatives and the State Senate, respectively, requesting that the AGO conduct an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Nov 16 2015
SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced resolution of an investigation into for-profit college company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) for alleged unfair and deceptive business practices. EDMC will significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and provide 1,187 Washington students a total of $1,358,369 in loan forgiveness. Loan forgiveness will apply to qualifying former students of The Art Institute of Seattle and Argosy University’s Seattle campus.
Nov 10 2015
SEATTLE — Following a legal victory in August, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a $418,000 judgment has been entered against a student loan debt adjusting company that overcharged Washington state students and collected unlawful fees.