Apr 30 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office was joining an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief in Colorado Outfitters Association v. Hickenlooper and Beicker v. Hickenlooper in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit . The consolidated cases involve a challenge to certain Colorado gun laws, including a background-check requirement similar to Washington’s I-594. Washington state is currently defending against a similar challenge to I-594.
Apr 30 2015
OLYMPIA — The office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed in Maziar v. Department of Corrections, a ruling issued today by the Washington Supreme Court. The unanimous decision found, for the first time, that the state has the right to demand a jury trial.
Apr 28 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to ban “ticket bot” software into law.
Apr 27 2015
OLYMPIA — As the death toll climbs in Nepal following the massive earthquake over the weekend, Better Business Bureau along with Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging Washingtonians to be on guard for charity scams targeting donors.
Apr 25 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to protect small businesses from predatory and bad-faith patent infringement claims into law.
Apr 23 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill strengthening the state’s data breach notification law.
Apr 23 2015
OLYMPIA — Governor Jay Inslee today signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to renew and expand the state’s only cross-jurisdictional task forces that combat identity theft in Washington.
Apr 22 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that an Auburn man was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this afternoon on charges he criminally mistreated a man in his care at his adult family home. The victim has been hospitalized since Jan. 6.
Apr 17 2015
SHELTON — A Mason County judge today sentenced a Tahuya man who tried to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River to 30 days in jail on each count, to be served concurrently, $8,143 in fines, two years of probation and an order to follow civil and criminal environmental laws.
Apr 16 2015
Today, State Auditor Troy Kelley was indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous criminal charges.