Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 03 2008
The Washington Insurance Commissioner’s Office announced today that it fined a bunch of insurance companies for a range of violations including overcharging Washington consumers and illegally selling annuitities. ...
Feb 22 2008
The manufacturer of Silkies hosiery will pay $455,000 to settle a case with Washington and 14 other states regarding the company’s marketing and sales practices. ... Under an agreement filed late Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, HCI Direct agreed to pay $455,000 to the states, change its marketing practices and refund consumers who claim they did not order merchandise shipped by the company. ...
Feb 12 2008
CM Travel, based in Bellevue, must refund individuals who answered an employment ad for travel agents but instead were offered opportunities as independent contractors. The Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement today with company and its owners, resolving allegations that they violated ...
Jan 22 2008
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is requiring AT&T to pay thousands of dollars in refunds to families of prison inmates who were overcharged for collect phone calls placed from two Eastern Washington state prisons ...
Dec 14 2007
December will be a bit warmer for 8,750 Washington residents. They’ll receive checks this month totaling nearly $10 million as part of last year's $325 million national settlement with former subprime lending giant Ameriquest....
Dec 13 2007
We’ve received quite a few calls and e-mails this week from consumers who received letters telling them their entitled to a refund from a settlement. Many times, letters are scams. But this is the real deal. ...
Nov 08 2007
Some of the worst telemarketers were nailed for violating the Do Not Call list. This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced $7.7 million in settlements with six companies accused of ignoring the...
Nov 08 2007
In the realm of consumer protection, businesses can sometimes be victims. Our office took action this week in two cases in which consumers are businesses.We settled a lawsuit with a HouseValues, Inc., which...
Aug 23 2007
Some Washington consumers who donated to Veterans of Western Washington or Blind Children Services of Puget Sound will receive refunds under two court orders. Veterans of Western Washington, a sole proprietorship...
Aug 02 2007
If you drive an SUV, pickup or van, check your tires. An estimated 270,000 tires brought into the U.S. from China may be potentially unsafe. The tires were imported by Foreign Tire Sales, of New Jersey,...

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