Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Dec 5 1996
SEATTLE - December 5, 1996 - Telemark, Inc., a Portland-based telemarketing firm, operating extensively in Washington, agreed today to pay $316,000 in fines and fees to settle a lawsuit for deceiving customers, failing to provide services to clients and falsifying polling results.
Nov 22 1996
SEATTLE - State Attorney General Christine Gregoire signed a letter of agreement today with America Online, an online service provider headquartered in Virginia, resolving allegations that AOL had violated Washington's Consumer Protection Act in marketing their new pricing and service plan.
Nov 21 1996
SEATTLE- Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced that Washington with 22 other states and the Federal Trade Commission, have reached a $1 million settlement with four auto manufacturers that promises to change the way auto leases are advertised nationwide.
Nov 19 1996
OLYMPIA - November 19, 1996 - State Attorney General Chris Gregoire is delighted with today's King County Superior Court ruling allowing the majority of the state's lawsuit against the tobacco industry to proceed.
Nov 18 1996
 SEATTLE - Attorney General Christine Gregoire filed a lawsuit against Sunrise Resorts and Recreation, Inc. of Renton, WA., a camping club with a long history of consumer complaints.
Nov 18 1996
November 18, 1996 - Washington's Chief Deputy Attorney General Kathleen Mix is pleased with today's U.S. District Court decision upholding the Washington law requiring oil tankers to follow state oil spill prevention regulations.
Nov 13 1996
November 13, 1996 - OLYMPIA - State Attorney General Christine Gregoire plans to appeal Wednesday's Thurston County Superior Court ruling which rejects a major part of the state's case against three O.K. Boys Ranch administrators charged with multiple counts of second-degree criminal mistreatment of children.
Nov 13 1996
SEATTLE -- One of the never ending contests to win a brand-new "black" truck displayed in malls, fairs, and recreational shows, came to an end yesterday with a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General's Office.
Oct 28 1996
October 28, 1996, SEATTLE -- Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed a lawsuit against Mazda Motors of America, Inc. in a multi-state crack down on deceptive advertising used to promote "zero down" or "penny down" automobile leases.
Oct 1 1996
October 1, 1996 - OLYMPIA -- State Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today she is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear both Washington's and New York's assisted suicide cases in tandem.

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