Feb 25 2019
AG Ferguson to file lawsuit challenging President Trump’s “gag rule” impacting family planning providers
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he will file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Washington State challenging the Trump Administration’s “gag rule” that impacts federal funding for reproductive healthcare and family planning services. The rule permits Title X providers to withhold information from patients about their healthcare options, bars them from referring patients for abortion care, and requires Title X clinics to physically separate abortion care and referrals from their services funded by Title X.
Feb 19 2019
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Service Employees International Union Leadership Council 14, also known as SEIU Washington State Council, will pay up to $250,000 to resolve the Office of the Attorney General’s campaign finance lawsuit.
Feb 15 2019
AG Ferguson’s initiative to end no-poach clauses nationwide secures end to provisions at seven more corporate chains
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional corporate chains eliminated no-poach practices nationwide, entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The seven chains have 125 locations in Washington and more than 3,600 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to 57.
Feb 14 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement in response to information that President Donald Trump intends to declare a state of emergency in order to build his border wall:
Feb 12 2019
Jan 31 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 18 other attorneys general in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to withdraw proposed rule changes that protect sexual harassment and violence survivors.
Jan 30 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released an updated Student Loan Survival Guide, which provides tips and resources for those impacted by student loans, including high school students thinking about taking out student loans, former college students making repayments and parents who cosigned loans.
Jan 28 2019
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge ruled that Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s case against restaurant chain Jersey Mike’s may proceed. Jersey Mike’s previously filed a motion to dismiss Ferguson’s case against the company asserting the company’s use of no-poach provisions violates antitrust provisions of the state Consumer Protection Act.
Jan 25 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against multi-level marketing business LuLaRoe and several of its “home office” executives, alleging that the company’s former bonus structure constituted a pyramid scheme. The lawsuit also asserts that LuLaRoe’s claims regarding sustainability, profitability and inventory refunds are unfair and deceptive.
Jan 18 2019
Resources are available for federal employees in Washington who are furloughed or working without pay, and other workers who are affected by the partial federal government shutdown, to help them make financial decisions and avoid scams associated with the shutdown.