Nov 21 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, four additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing them from franchise contracts. The four chains have more than 100 locations in Washington and almost 4,000 locations nationwide.
Nov 19 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two amicus — or “friend of the court” — briefs today, challenging President Trump’s proclamations to drastically reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah.
Nov 16 2018
Today, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Spanaway-based Fallen Hero Bracelets, the Benjamin Foundation and other organizations run by Michael Friedmann. The injunction forces the organizations to cease operations until they register with the Secretary of State and provide financial reports for each year of their existence.
Nov 13 2018
AG Ferguson’s 15th consecutive legal victory against federal government forces FERC to hand over public records
SEATTLE — As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has provided hundreds of pages of communications not previously made public, including documents that show commissioners privately considered a proposal that would have subsidized coal- and nuclear-based power. FERC must pay $23,500 in attorney costs and fees to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Nov 9 2018
In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today new resources aimed at helping military service members and veterans deal with legal issues.
Nov 8 2018
AG Ferguson urges Acting Attorney General Whitaker to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation in multistate letter
OLYMPIA — AG Ferguson today joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general in urging Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nov 7 2018
AG Ferguson and Gov. Inslee urge Trump Administration to withdraw rule weakening legal protections for immigrant children
OLYMPIA — In response to a proposed rule relaxing legal protections for migrant children, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee submitted a comment letter urging the federal government to withdraw the proposal. Ferguson and Inslee released the following statement:
Nov 1 2018
Washington state files public comments regarding EPA proposal to reverse Clean Power Plan, Gov. Inslee and AG Ferguson issue statement
OLYMPIA — A coalition of 26 state and local governments including Washington state filed a comment letter today challenging the EPA’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which would not require significant carbon emission reductions.
Oct 30 2018
AG Ferguson releases statement on President Trump’s intent to end birthright citizenship through executive order
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to end birthright citizenship in the United States through executive order:
Oct 30 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s third annual Data Breach Report finds that data breaches affected nearly 3.4 million Washingtonians between July of 2017 and July of 2018 — an increase of 700,000, or 26 percent, over the previous year, and an increase of nearly 3 million, or more than 700 percent, compared to two years ago.