Aug 20 2018
SEATTLE — In a second major announcement as part of an initiative to eliminate no-poach clauses nationwide, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that eight more corporate fast-food chains will remove “no-poach” provisions from their franchise contracts nationwide. No-poach clauses put downward pressure on wages and restrict worker mobility.
Jun 15 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Citibank, a Wall Street financial institution, will pay a total of $100 million to 42 states for manipulating a key interest rate before and during the Great Recession, costing investors millions of dollars.
May 30 2018
OLYMPIA — A King County Superior Court judge has ordered a company accused of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the foreclosure sale to halt its deceptive practices while the state’s lawsuit progresses.
May 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN), accusing the company of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the sale. These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars from each homeowner.
Apr 19 2018
OLYMPIA — When Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against iYogi accusing it of scamming consumers, it was one of the largest independent tech support providers in the world. Now, iYogi has essentially shut down after the King County Superior Court entered $6.3 million in judgments against iYogi’s international parent company in India and its U.S. subsidiary.
Apr 6 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the state’s devastating opioid epidemic will continue, a King County judge ruled today, rejecting Purdue’s request to dismiss the case.
Mar 29 2018
Providence, Swedish to pay $1.4M for failing to inform patients about out-of-network lab testing charges
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that affiliated health care providers, Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services, will pay more than $1.4 million as a result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. Providence and Swedish failed to disclose use of a pathology lab that was out-of-network for many of their patients, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexpected charges for more than 6,400 Washingtonians who received pathology testing in 2015 and 2016.
Feb 8 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that two Massachusetts-based ticket-buying companies will pay Washington state $60,000 for using “ticket bot” software, a violation of Washington’s Ticket Sellers Act — a law Ferguson wrote and championed through the state Legislature in 2015.
Jan 29 2018
Dozens of Comcast customers filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office in the last six weeks, claiming that the company’s Service Protection Plan (SPP) appeared on their bill when they did not consent to paying for the service.
Jan 16 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a petition to appeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to rescind net neutrality rules.