May 18 2023
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Google will pay $39.9 million to Washington state as a result of his office’s lawsuit over misleading location tracking practices. Google will also implement a slate of court-ordered reforms to increase transparency about its location tracking settings.
May 9 2023
AG Ferguson: Companies sent hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts, emails targeting small businesses, nonprofits
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against two businesses and their owner for sending hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts and emails to Washington businesses and nonprofits. These deceptive text messages cost Washington businesses at least $163,000. The lawsuit is part of Ferguson’s Small Business Protection Initiative.
Apr 11 2023
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Puppyland for misleading marketing of puppies, channeling consumers into predatory loans
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he filed a lawsuit against Puppyland and its owners for failing to honor advertised health guarantees and channeling customers into predatory loans with illegal terms restricting truthful reviews. The lawsuit asserts Puppyland misrepresented both the breeding standards of puppies it sold and the health guarantees they offered, while unfairly maneuvering buyers into signing predatory loans with interest rates approaching 200% without adequate time to understand the terms.
Apr 7 2023
Judge agrees with AG Ferguson, finds Federal Way gun retailer broke the law selling high-capacity magazines
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a King County judge found Federal Way Discount Guns and its owner, Mohammed Reza Baghai, violated state law when they sold high-capacity magazines. Ferguson filed an enforcement action against Federal Way Discount Guns in December 2022 and the next month the court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the store from selling high-capacity magazines.
Apr 5 2023
AG Ferguson wins $35 million and counting for Washingtonians from co-conspirators in chicken price-fixing case
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.
Apr 3 2023
AG Ferguson joins US Department of Justice lawsuit asserting Google unlawfully monopolized online display advertising
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.
Mar 2 2023
AG Ferguson: Judge finds Federal Way gun retailer in contempt of court in high-capacity magazines lawsuit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a King County judge found Federal Way Discount Guns and its owner in contempt of court in Ferguson’s ongoing lawsuit over the retailer unlawfully selling high-capacity magazines. Ferguson filed an enforcement action against Federal Way Discount Guns in December 2022 and the next month the court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the store from selling high-capacity magazines.
Jan 17 2023
AG Ferguson statement on Washington State Supreme Court declining to review Albertson’s $4 billion dividend payment
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement after the Washington State Supreme Court declined to review a request to block Albertsons’ $4 billion dividend payment. An order temporarily blocking this payout will expire today as a result of the court’s order.
Jan 6 2023
SEATTLE — Today, a King County judge ordered a Federal Way gun shop to stop selling unlawful high-capacity magazines. Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposed, and the Legislature adopted, a ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines last year.
Dec 23 2022
AG Ferguson files antitrust case against pesticide makers for illegal scheme inflating prices for farmers
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.