Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 14 2019
OLYMPIA— A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Trump Administration birth control policy from going into effect in 13 states, including Washington, due to a lawsuit brought by those states’ attorneys general. The judge also blocked the policy from going into effect in the District of Columbia. The federal birth control policy allows employers who object to contraception to deny their female employees access to free birth control.
Dec 13 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a judgment of more than $2.79 million in his lawsuit against a Marysville company that defrauded taxpayers nearly $1 million over a period of years. This is the first trial in a Medicaid False Claims Act case in Washington state history. Ferguson’s agency-request legislation renewed the act in 2016.
Oct 26 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a court to rule that Johnson & Johnson misrepresented, and in some cases failed to disclose entirely, serious risks associated with its surgical mesh devices.
Oct 10 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a recent internal survey found almost half of child dependency cases and about 40 percent of parental rights termination cases handled by the Attorney General’s Office are impacted by opioid abuse.
Aug 21 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman today to announce that more than half a million dollars from the recovered assets of a bankrupt sham charity will fund breast cancer screenings for underinsured women, as donors originally intended.
Aug 9 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson today that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly halted a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, allowing the continued use of the pesticide at potentially dangerous levels.
Jul 31 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by three other attorneys general, today urged the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that would reduce women’s family planning options, interfere in doctor-patient relationships and potentially leave many vulnerable women with no healthcare access at all.
Jul 26 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding his latest lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit, filed by Ferguson and 12 other attorneys general, challenges a Department of Labor rule that allows small businesses and self-employed individuals to join association health plans, which could significantly draw healthy people out of state health care exchanges.
May 21 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of 38 other attorneys general today called on Congress to pass two bills to help reduce the flow of opioids into the black market. The bills, sponsored by Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, increase penalties on opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Apr 9 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a multistate coalition asked a federal court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit in order to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More than 800,000 Washingtonians depend on the ACA for their health care.