Aug 4 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by a coalition of six states, the District of Columbia and the City of New York, wrote to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in strong support of final rules established by the Obama administration, which for the first time limit emissions of climate change pollution from existing and new fossil fuel-burning power plants.
Jul 28 2015
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Office has challenged Avista Corp.’s request to raise rates for its utility customers, instead recommending a reduction for electric rates.
Jul 27 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the successful conclusion of the first enforcement action in the nation against a crowdfunded project that didn’t follow through on its promise to backers.
Jul 23 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — In a closely watched case with significant repercussions, including for women’s reproductive rights, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today agreed with the Attorney General’s Office’s that pharmacies must follow state rules to give patients timely access to medications.
Jul 22 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today called on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers.
Jul 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has stopped the deceptive business practices used by Lynnwood, Wash. company Emerald Capital Preservation, Inc. (ECP) and its owner Donald Smith, who failed to disclose a financial conflict of interest to veteran clients and charged unreasonable fees for basic services. The enforcement action announced today includes $26,564 in restitution to 35 victims.
Jul 16 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement regarding today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling in Demetrio & Paz v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc., in which the Attorney General’s Office filed a “friend of the court” brief:
Jul 15 2015
COLVILLE — The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Stevens County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
Jul 8 2015
SEATTLE — Chase Bank and Chase Bankcard Services will halt its unlawful credit card debt collection practices as a result of a joint state-federal investigation that found Chase stacked the deck against consumers by pursuing collections cases based on false information. Some instances include listing debt that was the wrong amount, tied to the wrong person, discharged, or time-barred — what’s often called “zombie debt.” Washington will receive $4 million as part of the agreement.
Jun 26 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court held same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. Attorney General Ferguson joined 15 other states in filing a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.