Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 24 2009
State attorneys general warned federal officials years ago that there would be consequences for paying insufficient attention to meaningful consumer protection, particularly related to predatory lending practices. Only now, with record numbers of mortgages in default and the economy in crisis, do officials in the other Washington seem willing to listen.
Jun 11 2008
OLYMPIA – New laws requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna dealing with mortgage foreclosure schemes, identity theft, spyware and third-party marketing of cell phone numbers will go into effect on Thursday.
Jun 6 2008
A new state law to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams in Washington goes into effect on June 12.  The new law provides safeguards for people trying to stop the loss of their home and requires new disclosures and responsibilities for individuals claiming to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
Jun 6 2008
SEATTLE, WA - El 12 de junio entra en vigor una nueva ley estatal cuyo objeto es brindar protección a aquellas personas que han sido afectadas por la crisis hipotecaria que ha sufrido el país. Con el motivo de proteger a aquellas personas que enfrentan la ejecución de una hipoteca, le lay establece nuevos requisitos y responsabilidades a los individuos que intentan ayudar y asesorar a los deudores hipotecarios para evitar la perdida de su propiedad.
May 5 2008
SPOKANE – A new state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured home owners and their landlords. A statewide tour titled “Don’t Move It; Solve It,” includes three stops this month in Eastern Washington to educate homeowners and landlords about their legal rights and how the Attorney General’s Office can help them resolve problems.
Mar 26 2008
SEATTLE – A revamped state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured homeowners and landlords.
Mar 26 2008
SEATTLE – A new state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured home owners and their landlords. Attorney General Rob McKenna, Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, and Rep. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup, today announced a new statewide tour to educate homeowners and landlords about their legal rights and how the Attorney General’s Office can help them resolve problems.
Mar 7 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna announced today much of his  2008 legislative agenda has survived the 2008 Legislative session.
Feb 26 2008
OLYMPIA…The Senate Consumer Protection and Housing Committee this week will hear two consumer protection bills supported or requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna. In addition, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing to listen to testimony on an eminent domain bill requested by McKenna.
Feb 20 2008
OLYMPIA…Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that several of his legislative priorities have survived the Feb. 19 legislative cut-off for bills to pass from their house of origin.

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