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Bob Ferguson

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today on his office’s federal lawsuit against Meta for knowingly harming youth mental health. The social media company recently agreed to unseal information it had previously designated confidential. 
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that hospital chain PeaceHealth is refunding up to $13.4 million to more than 15,000 low-income patients of its five western Washington hospitals. The refunds are a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation into the hospital chain’s financial assistance and collection practices. Ferguson’s investigation found that PeaceHealth billed thousands of low-income patients who likely qualified for financial assistance without informing them of their eligibility.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he won a court order to shut down the websites and suspend the internet domains of two businesses and their owner that sent hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts and emails targeting Washington businesses and nonprofits. Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the businesses in May as part of his Small Business Protection Initiative.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is suing Meta, the parent company of the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as part of a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general. The federal lawsuit accuses Meta of intentionally putting profits before the well-being of millions of its most vulnerable users.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging the Biden administration to take action to protect student loan borrowers as payments resume nationwide for the first time since March 2020.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against Gator’s Custom Guns and its owner, Walter Wentz, for unlawfully selling high-capacity magazines. It is the second lawsuit filed to enforce the ban on sales of magazines with capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 
VANCOUVER — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against Vancouver nonprofit Noble Foundation and its founder and executive director, Ophelia Noble, along with foundation directors, and Noble’s family and friends. Ferguson asserts since 2019, Noble misappropriated or failed to account for $1 million in charitable grants the foundation received to serve communities of color in southwest Washington. 
SEATTLE — On Saturday, August 19, Spokane County declared a state of emergency as a result of two large wildfires burning.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a national online apparel company will return as much as $695,000 to approximately 5,700 Washingtonians it deceptively enrolled into a monthly subscription service.
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.