Sep 27 2019
AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks Administration’s attempt to remove protections for immigrant children
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge permanently blocked new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border
Sep 26 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, with the filing of the Endangered Species Act lawsuit yesterday, has now filed 50 lawsuits challenging unlawful actions taken by the Trump Administration.
Sep 25 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a multistate lawsuit today challenging Trump Administration rules that significantly undermine the Endangered Species Act, a cornerstone of national conservation law critical to Washington’s effort to save species such as the southern resident orca. Nearly every species afforded protections under the Endangered Species Act have been saved from extinction.
Sep 24 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against Vancouver, Wash.-based air duct cleaning companies for unlawfully contacting more than a million Washington consumers with more than 13 million robocalls and sending tens of millions of deceptive mailers to Washingtonians for at least two years, in violation of the Consumer Protection Act.
Sep 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to block Washington’s and other states’ ability to set more stringent vehicle emission standards.
Sep 20 2019
AG Ferguson’s initiative ends no-poach clauses at 10 more corporate chains with nearly 2,500 locations nationwide
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, 10 additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The 10 chains have 80 locations in Washington and nearly 2,500 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 85, representing more than 140,000 locations.
Sep 19 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today to block the Trump Administration’s plan to “reprogram” funding for more than $3.6 billion in congressionally approved military construction projects to help build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico. The plan diverts nearly $89 million from the Kitsap Peninsula’s Bangor submarine base.
Sep 18 2019
AG Ferguson and Governor Inslee statement on Trump Administration attacking states ability to regulate vehicle emissions
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced an effort to block states from setting more stringent vehicle emission standards and Zero Emission Vehicles standards.
Sep 18 2019
The Attorney General’s Office will offer a free legal clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 24, for Everett-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver's license restoration, small claims assistance and select family law issues.
Sep 13 2019
Following a victory for ratepayers at the Court of Appeals, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged the state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to require Avista Corp. to refund customers up to $41 million for rates that violated state law.