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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has stopped the deceptive business practices used by Lynnwood, Wash. company Emerald Capital Preservation, Inc. (ECP) and its owner Donald Smith, who failed to disclose a financial conflict of interest to veteran clients and charged unreasonable fees for basic services. The enforcement action announced today includes $26,564 in restitution to 35 victims.
Jul 16 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement regarding today’s Washington State Supreme Court ruling in Demetrio & Paz v. Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc., in which the Attorney General’s Office filed a “friend of the court” brief:
Jul 15 2015
COLVILLE — The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Stevens County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
Jul 8 2015
SEATTLE — Chase Bank and Chase Bankcard Services will halt its unlawful credit card debt collection practices as a result of a joint state-federal investigation that found Chase stacked the deck against consumers by pursuing collections cases based on false information. Some instances include listing debt that was the wrong amount, tied to the wrong person, discharged, or time-barred — what’s often called “zombie debt.” Washington will receive $4 million as part of the agreement.
Jun 26 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court held same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. Attorney General Ferguson joined 15 other states in filing a "friend of the court" brief in the case, supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Jun 26 2015
EVERETT — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a Snohomish County jury has denied release to a sex offender. Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office’s (AGO) Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) proved that he remains mentally ill and sexually dangerous.
Jun 25 2015
OLYMPIA — “The U.S. Supreme Court today gave a common-sense reading to Congress’s intent in passing the Affordable Care Act, ensuring all Americans can obtain health coverage at reasonable rates. 
Jun 23 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson released guidelines today for businesses considering adding surcharges in the wake of changes in minimum wage laws in several local jurisdictions in Washington, including Seattle and SeaTac. The guidelines make clear that, in general, businesses can legally add such surcharges as a way to cover their costs, but must do so in a way that is not unfair or deceptive.  
Jun 22 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today criticized the recent attempt by the U.S. Department of Energy to extend the schedule for part of its Hanford cleanup.
Jun 19 2015
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled that out-of-court statements made to non-law enforcement individuals can potentially be used in criminal prosecutions, endorsing the position advocated by Attorney General Bob Ferguson in a “friend of the court” brief that was joined by 41 other state Attorneys General.

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