Jan 13 2022
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit, student loan servicer Navient will provide nearly $45 million in debt relief, restitution and costs to resolve Washington’s lawsuit. Ferguson asserted Navient, the Sallie Mae offshoot that was then the nation’s largest student loan servicer, engaged in numerous unfair and deceptive practices harming Washington student loan borrowers.
Jan 10 2022
AG Ferguson files 36 criminal charges against Electron Hydro company and COO for polluting Puyallup River
TACOMA — Today the Washington Attorney General filed 36 gross misdemeanor charges against Electron Hydro, LLC and its Chief Operating Officer, Thom A. Fischer. Electron Hydro operates a hydroelectric dam on the Puyallup River. Each of the 36 charges, filed in Pierce County Superior Court, are against both Fischer and the business. The charges include violations of the state’s Water Pollution Control Act, Shoreline Management Act and Pierce County Code.
Jan 3 2022
AG Ferguson, Rep. Lekanoff bill will create an alert system for missing Indigenous women in Washington
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is working with Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to propose a bill in the next legislative session to create an alert in Washington state to help identify and locate missing Indigenous women and people.
Dec 21 2021
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the claims process is now open as a result of his successful civil rights case against Greyhound Lines Inc. Greyhound passengers detained, arrested or deported after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents approached them, or boarded their Greyhound bus, at the Spokane Intermodal Center are eligible for a share of $2.2 million Greyhound paid to resolve Ferguson’s lawsuit. Claims are due by March 31, 2022.
Dec 21 2021
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que el proceso de reclamos ahora está abierto como consecuencia de su éxito en el caso de derechos civiles contra Greyhound Lines, Inc. Los pasajeros de Greyhound que fueron detenidos, arrestados o deportados después de que agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. (U.S. Customs & Border Protection) (CBP) se les acercaran, o abordaran su autobus Greyhound, en el Spokane Intermodal Center, son elegibles para recibir una parte de los $2,2 millones que Greyhound pagó para resolver la demanda de Ferguson. El plazo para los reclamos vence el 31 de marzo de 2022.
Dec 20 2021
AG Ferguson: Kitsap County towing company to repay former Navy sailor for selling his car at auction
PORT ORCHARD — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a court order will require a Kitsap County towing company to pay a former Navy sailor for illegally selling his car at auction. The order also requires it to implement specific policies so it will not harm service members in the future.
Dec 16 2021
Attorney General Bob Ferguson submitted testimony asserting that CenturyLink is responsible for many of the technological failures that caused the widespread 911 outage in December 2018. Ferguson’s testimony also asserts that CenturyLink failed to notify its call centers of the outage as required by law. The testimony includes statements from four Washingtonians impacted by the outage, including one man who still experiences lasting health problems from the delay in emergency medical treatment.
Dec 14 2021
AG Ferguson, Rep. Simmons bill will provide 2.2 million Washingtonians access to more affordable hospital care
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is working with Rep. Tarra Simmons, D-Bremerton, to propose a bill in the next legislative session to increase access to affordable health care for millions of Washingtonians.
Dec 1 2021
OLYMPIA — Today the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Advisory Group convened by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office released a report recommending reforms that will improve the state’s response to sexual assault. The recommendations include: Addressing the shortage of sexual assault trauma nurses to ensure sufficient and appropriate care for survivors; Increasing victim-centered, trauma-informed training for prosecutors to improve interactions with survivors of sexual assault who are asked to testify; and Establishing consistent statewide process for collecting DNA from offenders who will not serve a term of confinement. Earlier this year the Attorney General’s Office identified hundreds of registered sex offenders from whom a DNA sample was never collected.
Nov 30 2021
OLYMPIA — Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell will be in federal court in New York City today, fighting the flawed Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that grants the company’s owners, the Sackler family, a lifetime shield from civil lawsuits. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the appeal in September, asserting that the plan is inadequate, and does not provide sufficient accountability.