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Bob Ferguson

May 26 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against a Florida-based company and its owners, accusing them of charging students illegal fees for debt adjustment services, including assistance with consolidating federal student loans.  Borrowers can already consolidate their loans, and get other assistance, for free through the federal government.
May 24 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of knowingly concealing the risks associated with a surgical mesh designed to treat pelvic floor conditions in women. As a result of Johnson & Johnson’s deception, thousands of Washington women face urinary and defecatory dysfunction, loss of sexual function, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, and risk of chronic infection.
May 20 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a statement following Susannah Frame’s latest KING 5 report on the hardships experienced by Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers.
May 11 2016
SPOKANE – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges on Monday in Spokane Superior Court against three people and one company for multiple violations of clean air laws involving improper asbestos removal and disposal. Ferguson alleges the defendants’ actions endangered the health of their neighbors and workers.
May 10 2016
EPHRATA — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit today obtained a convicted sex offender’s agreement to be civilly committed as a sexually violent predator, shortly before the parties were to begin selecting a jury in Grant County in a trial seeking to commit him involuntarily. 
May 5 2016
RICHLAND – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) joined in Richland on Thursday to voice their concerns publicly over recent and repeated exposures of workers to tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
May 3 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding recent events at Hanford. He filed a lawsuit on September 2015 regarding worker safety issues at Hanford
Apr 28 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the recovery of millions in overcharges to Washington by Wyeth, a pharmaceutical company owned by Pfizer, Inc. The agreement in principle resolves allegations the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed to Medicaid. After accounting for the federal government’s Medicaid program share, Washington will receive $22.9 million.
Apr 21 2016
OLYMPIA — At the urging of Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Supreme Court today reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Pacific County man who shot a Washington State Patrol trooper in the head in February 2010.
Apr 11 2016
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge today postponed the trial to determine whether the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s violation of Washington campaign finance disclosure laws was intentional, and what penalties it should face, to August 15. The trial, which began this morning, was quickly rescheduled when the court addressed GMA’s untimely disclosure of evidence.

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