Mar 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Premera/Blue Cross today announced it has been the target of a major data breach.
Mar 12 2015
Washington State Attorney General Ferguson leads coalition of 15 states in support of Obama Administration’s action on immigration
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief in a federal appellate court, continuing his leadership in support of President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration policy. The brief was filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas v. United States, a legal challenge by Texas and other states to the President’s immigration reforms.
Mar 4 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation strengthening the state’s data breach notification law passed the House of Representatives, 97 to 0, with strong bipartisan support.
Feb 26 2015
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson regarding U.S. Dept. of Justice motion to stay Texas ruling to block federal immigration reforms
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following joint statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to stay the Texas judge’s decision to block reforms to the federal immigration system.
Jan 11 2015
Washington State Attorney General Ferguson spearheads legal brief in support of Obama Administration’s action on immigration
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amicus curiae — or “friend of the court” — brief in support of the Obama Administration’s recent executive action on immigration policy. The brief was filed in Texas v. United States, a legal challenge by Texas and other states to the President’s legal authority. A preliminary hearing is set in that case for Thursday, January 15. The Washington State Attorney’s General Office authored the brief, which was joined by the Attorneys General of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and the District of Columbia.
Jan 6 2015
Attorney General calls for enhanced data security law to protect consumers as part of 2015 legislative agenda
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has introduced bipartisan legislation that will strengthen Washington’s data breach notification law to help Washingtonians protect their personal information.
Oct 24 2014
OLYMPIA - Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging consumers to be aware of scam artists exploiting the public’s fear of Ebola.
Oct 16 2014
OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging Washington residents to make wise choices when giving money to charity, avoiding unscrupulous fundraising groups during the upcoming holidays and afterward.
Oct 10 2014
Attorney General announces Extendicare to pay Washington more than $1M to resolve multistate lawsuit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that hundreds of residents at 15 skilled-nursing facilities in Washington will benefit from an unprecedented multistate agreement with Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary, Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”).
May 28 2014
The Attorney General’s Office today filed charges against a former Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) employee for allegedly using his access to confidential state databases to commit identity theft and steal more than $150,000 in unclaimed property through the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) ClaimYourCash.org website.