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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.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will partner with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a bipartisan group of eight state attorneys general in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at breaking up Google’s monopolization of online display advertising.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson partnered with the Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan coalition of 12 attorneys general in a federal antitrust lawsuit against two of the largest pesticide manufacturers in the world over a conspiracy to shut out generic versions of their products. This scheme drives up costs for Washington farmers, and ultimately, food prices.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement after a King County Superior Court judge granted Ferguson’s motion for a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking Albertsons’ $4 billion dividend payment.

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