Dec 7 2016
Sen. Murray, Attorney General Ferguson Urge U.S. Department of Education to Provide Immediate, Long Overdue Loan Debt Relief to Former Washington State Students Cheated by Defunct Vocational School
Nearly a decade after the Court Reporting Institute, Inc. (CRI) in Seattle and Tacoma shut down after defrauding students and violating state laws, hundreds of cheated students are still saddled with federal student loan debt
Dec 6 2016
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 holiday season and beyond.
Nov 21 2016
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County judge today ordered an Iowa organization and its belatedly registered political committee to pay $319,281 in penalties, plus costs and fees in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance disclosure lawsuit.
Nov 21 2016
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office today announced it has filed a complaint alleging campaign finance violations by Jared Karstetter, an attorney who formerly represented the King County Corrections Guild and King County Court Protection Guild.
Nov 16 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that CHI Franciscan will provide more than $1.1 million in healthcare cost relief after an investigation into mislabeled charges and inadequate fee disclosures.
Nov 15 2016
OLYMPIA — Finding that, “given the preventative measures available and now mandated by the agreement of the parties, there is little to no chance of an imminent and substantial endangerment,” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Judge Thomas Rice today declined to require safety measures by court order in advance of trial. The federal government implemented those safety measures only after Attorney General Ferguson Bob Ferguson filed a motion for preliminary injunction with the court in July.
Nov 3 2016
OLYMPIA — A federal judge rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Attorney General Bob Ferguson over longstanding worker safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Nov 2 2016
OLYMPIA — In a historic decision, a Thurston County Superior Court judge today ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $18 million in penalties and punitive damages, after Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit revealed GMA intentionally violated Washington campaign finance laws. The case arose from Ferguson’s investigation of the finances of opposition to voter Initiative 522, which would have required labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in food sold to consumers.
Nov 1 2016
Procuraduría General: Ex funcionaria de préstamos cobraba honorarios ilícitos, no ofrecía verdadera ayuda con préstamos, bancarrota
SEATTLE — El Procurador General, Bob Ferguson, presentó hoy una demanda de protección al consumidor en contra de la ex funcionaria de préstamos del condado de Whatcom; está acusada de ofrecer servicios de modificación de préstamos para la vivienda y la bancarrota, pues bajo la ley estatal no está calificada para proporcionar ninguno de ellos, además de cobrar honorarios considerables ilegalmente y por adelantado, y proporcionar poca o ninguna ayuda.
Nov 1 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a former Whatcom County loan officer, accusing her of offering home loan modification and bankruptcy services, neither of which she is qualified for under state law, then charging hefty and illegal up-front fees, while providing little or no help.