May 4 2020
OLYMPIA — As a result of a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Pierce County Superior Court judge ruled today that a Tacoma-based towing company and its owner, Kristine Zachary, illegally auctioned off vehicles owned by active-duty military service members.
Apr 28 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is warning a Seattle-based business to stop selling and administering a so-called COVID-19 “vaccine.” Ferguson warns that if the company, North Coast Biologics, or its owner, Johnny T. Stine, don’t stop making false or unsupported claims about the product, they could face a lawsuit from Ferguson under the state Consumer Protection Act.
Apr 24 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of 27 attorneys general are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to join them in urging the telecommunications industry to expand commitments to protect consumers who are struggling financially as a result of COVID-19.
Apr 20 2020
AG Ferguson enforces emergency eviction proclamation, sues Nevada-based property management corporation for issuing notices to ‘pay or vacate’
TACOMA — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against JRK Residential Group, Inc. for violating Governor Inslee’s Emergency “Evictions” Proclamation. Inslee’s “Evictions” Proclamation establishes a temporary moratorium on evictions for the inability to pay rent. The Proclamation specifically prohibits landlords from issuing Notices to Pay or Vacate during the proclamation’s effective period.
Apr 17 2020
AG Ferguson to gyms and fitness centers: Allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences
In response to dozens of consumer complaints, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent an open letter to Washington fitness centers and gyms providing the following guidance:
Apr 7 2020
AG Ferguson launches “See It, Snap It, Send It” campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today launched an awareness campaign encouraging Washingtonians to report price gouging in three easy steps: “See It, Snap It, Send It.”
Mar 31 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is warning Amazon sellers who significantly raised prices on coronavirus-related products like hand sanitizer and N95 masks that continuing their conduct could result in a lawsuit under the state Consumer Protection Act.
Mar 27 2020
AG Ferguson launches campaign to raise awareness of National Guard members’ legal rights and protections if mobilized
As Washington National Guard soldiers and airmen face potential mobilization to help with the COVID-19 outbreak, Attorney General Bob Ferguson is working to raise awareness about their legal rights if they are mobilized, some of which are relatively new.
Mar 20 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman warn Washingtonians looking to make charitable donations during the COVID-19 crisis to be wary of scams.