Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 21 2000
OLYMPIA - June 21, 2000 - The cost to consumers for power in southeastern Washington will remain steady over the next five years as the result of a settlement reached by the Attorney General’s office and Pacificorp.
Jun 19 2000
Seattle -June 19, 2000- Robin Leach, host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has settled a lawsuit with Washington and 11 other states over his role as spokesperson for a travel service whose "dream vacations" proved to be nightmares for some consumers.
Jun 7 2000
OLYMPIA – June 7, 2000 - My office has received and is now reviewing Judge Jackson’s order adopting – in large part – the remedy proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice and several states in their antitrust case against Microsoft.
Jun 5 2000
Olympia - June 5, 2000 - Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today Philip Morris has volunteered to comply with proposed FDA rules regarding advertising in magazines with significant youth readership.
May 26 2000
Seattle - May 26, 2000 - High-ranking officials from the Republic of South Africa today thanked Attorney General Christine Gregoire for providing the country with expertise and designs for building a crime-information database that can help South Africa fight its rampant crime problems.
May 12 2000
Olympia - May 12, 2000 - Three Intercity Transit employees and its board today agreed to settle for $60,000, a lawsuit that alleged they violated state laws.
May 5 2000
SEATTLE - May 5, 2000 - The state Attorney General's office today filed papers formally opposing a rate increase for Avista Corp. and recommending instead that the utility's rates be decreased.
Apr 27 2000
Seattle - April 27, 2000 - State, federal and local law enforcement officials today announced plans to combat crime and fraud on the Internet.
Apr 17 2000
Olympia - April 17, 2000 - Washington state today will receive $73.19 million in restitution from the tobacco industry. The payment is the first of the perpetual annual payments mandated by the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between state attorneys general and the major tobacco manufacturers.
Apr 13 2000
SEATTLE - April 13, 2000 - Washington state, Oregon, California and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today filed settlement papers that clear the way for the merger of BP Amoco and ARCO.