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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that 24,492 claims checks will head to Washingtonians in the next week as a result of his antitrust lawsuits against chicken and tuna producers. The checks amount to an additional $2.59 million to eligible households throughout the state. 
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons can continue, a King County judge ruled today, rejecting the companies’ request to dismiss the case. 
Washington state’s maximum penalties for antitrust violations like price-fixing and collusion will be among the strongest in the nation after the Legislature approved a bill last night sponsored by Rep. Darya Farivar, D-Lake City, and requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today to block the proposed Kroger-Albertsons grocery merger. Ferguson asserts the proposed merger of the two largest supermarket companies in Washington state will severely limit shopping options for consumers and eliminate vital competition that keeps grocery prices low.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is partnering with Sen. Yasmin Trudeau, D-Tacoma, and Rep. Darya Farivar, D-Lake City, to propose legislation in the 2024 session to increase the maximum penalty for antitrust violations like price-fixing and collusion in Washington state.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that another chicken producer will pay the Attorney General’s Office as a result of his price-fixing lawsuit on chicken products. House of Raeford Farms will pay $460,000 to resolve legal claims against it. 
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that, as a result of his multistate antitrust lawsuit against Google, Washington Google Play Store users are eligible for a share of a $700 million nationwide resolution against the global technology giant. 
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office is mailing checks to hundreds of thousands of Washington households as a result of his successful antitrust lawsuits against large chicken and tuna corporations that engaged in price-fixing.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a national drug manufacturer will pay approximately $2.1 million to Washington state for conspiring to block generic drug competition for Suboxone. The drug maker’s conduct artificially inflated prices for Suboxone across the country.
SEATTLE — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the recovery of $35 million and counting as a result of his lawsuit over price-fixing on chicken products. Fourteen of the 19 chicken producers named in the lawsuit paid $35 million to resolve claims against them. Ferguson’s office is working on a plan to distribute recoveries from this lawsuit to assist impacted Washingtonians.

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