Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 5 1996
SEATTLE State Attorney General Christine Gregoire filed in King County Superior Court today a lawsuit aimed at changing the conduct of the nation's leading tobacco companies.
Apr 30 1996
The Attorney General's Office is seeking volunteers to work with the public in its Kennewick Consumer Re source Center, according to Attorney General Christine Gregoire.
Apr 19 1996
On April 17, 1996 the Washington State Attorney General's Office filed a Consumer Protection lawsuit against two Washington optometrists, Leonard and David Vainio and American Eyecare of Bellevue, Inc.
Apr 11 1996
Washington is among 12 states' attorneys general taking action against fraudulent credit repair companies as part of "Operation Payback," a nationwide crackdown announced this morning by the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. In all, the 12 states and the FTC filed law suits against 13 firms.
Apr 4 1996
The reference to RCW 50.04.150 in the female and child labor law (chapter 49.12 RCW) adopts the statute as it existed on the effective date of its adoption but does not incorporate subsequent amendments.
Mar 29 1996
OLYMPIA With the Governor likely later today to sign legislation making lethal injection Washington's presumed method of execution, State Attorney General Christine Gregoire will ask a federal appeals court next week to dismiss a ruling that convicted double murderer Mitchell Rupe is too heavy to hang.
Mar 25 1996
OLYMPIA -- The State Attorney General's Office today announced it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the recent ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals limiting the application of Washington's ban on assisted suicide.
Feb 20 1996
OLYMPIA The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed one of its three-judge panels and ruled 6-5 to reinstate the death sentence of David L. Rice, who killed Seattle attorney Charles Goldmark, his wife and their two children more than a decade ago.
Feb 14 1996
SEATTLE Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging Ken Behring, the Seattle Seahawks owner, used unfair and anti-competitive business practices in attempting to move his team to Southern California.
Feb 13 1996
February 13, 1996 - The Attorney General's Office today warned consumers to avoid illegal pyramid schemes including those involving long distance phone cards.

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