OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office will partner with tribes across Washington to research, identify and create an inventory of cold cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people that date back more than 40 years.
AG Ferguson: PeaceHealth will return up to $13.4 million to patients who should have received financial assistance
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that hospital chain PeaceHealth is refunding up to $13.4 million to more than 15,000 low-income patients of its five western Washington hospitals. The refunds are a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation into the hospital chain’s financial assistance and collection practices. Ferguson’s investigation found that PeaceHealth billed thousands of low-income patients who likely qualified for financial assistance without informing them of their eligibility.
SEATTLE — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the first criminal prosecution by his new Organized Retail Crime Unit, and the first leader for the Unit.
Chief investigator hired to lead AG Ferguson’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Cold Case Unit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Brian George, a 27-year law enforcement veteran and enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, will lead the investigations work for the office’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Cold Case Unit. It is the first unit of its kind in the nation.
AG Ferguson: Court shuts down websites of companies that targeted small businesses with deceptive messages
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he won a court order to shut down the websites and suspend the internet domains of two businesses and their owner that sent hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts and emails targeting Washington businesses and nonprofits. Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the businesses in May as part of his Small Business Protection Initiative.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the last of more than 10,000 sexual assault kits have been cleared from shelves and sent to labs for testing. This marks a major milestone for the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. Washington’s backlog of rape kits has effectively been eliminated.
AG Ferguson, bipartisan group of AGs file federal lawsuit accusing Meta of harming youth mental health
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is suing Meta, the parent company of the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as part of a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general. The federal lawsuit accuses Meta of intentionally putting profits before the well-being of millions of its most vulnerable users.
YAKIMA — A Yakima County jury convicted Hayden A. Erlandson of felony attempted second-degree rape of a child and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, following a criminal prosecution by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office has recovered more than $2 million from nearly three dozen debt adjusters who preyed on student borrowers. These entities engaged in unfair and deceptive practices, including unlawfully charging tens of thousands of dollars in excessive fees to thousands of Washingtonians.
Following the National Day of Remembrance for Indian Boarding Schools on Saturday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the five members of his office’s Truth & Reconciliation Tribal Advisory Committee. The committee will study how Washington state can address the harms caused by the government’s historical role in the shameful legacy of Indian boarding schools.