Sep 20 2017
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), the second-largest private prison provider in the country, for not paying its workers the minimum wage, netting the company millions in ill-gotten profits. The state’s lawsuit asks the court to order the company to give up these profits.
Sep 20 2017
OLYMPIA — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit are in Thurston County Superior Court, fighting to prevent a dangerous sex offender from being conditionally released into the community. The trial begins today and is expected to continue for approximately two weeks.
Sep 14 2017
OLYMPIA — Beginning next week, checks will be in the mail for consumers affected by an elaborate price-fixing conspiracy by LCD manufacturers, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today. A total of $41.1 million is on its way to 24,632 consumers and businesses in all 39 counties.
Sep 13 2017
OLYMPIA — Equifax, one of the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies, recently announced a serious data breach that could impact millions of Washington consumers.
Sep 6 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a multi-state lawsuit co-led by Washington, New York and Massachusetts, seeking to halt President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Sep 5 2017
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, alleging it repeatedly violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act by withholding charity care from tens of thousands of low-income patients since at least 2012.
Sep 4 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today following news reports that President Donald Trump plans to announce an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Aug 31 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a federal lawsuit today against CHI Franciscan, The Doctors Clinic and WestSound Orthopaedics seeking to undo two unlawful agreements that have raised prices and decreased competition for healthcare on the Kitsap Peninsula.
Aug 30 2017
OLYMPIA — A Bellevue restaurant owner today pleaded guilty in a criminal tax theft case prosecuted by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The restaurant owner used “sales suppression” software to hide cash transactions, pocketing an estimated $395,000 in sales tax collected from her patrons.
Aug 24 2017
Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit are in Clark County Superior Court this week, fighting to prevent a dangerous sex offender from being conditionally released into the community. The trial is expected to continue for two weeks.