Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Nov 10 1999
OLYMPIA -- Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced the appointment of Assistant Attorney General Mary E. Fairhurst as the next chief of the office's Revenue Division.
Nov 4 1999
Seattle -November 4, 1999- Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed suit against Microworkz.com, a Lynnwood-based seller of computer equipment, for violating state consumer protection laws including failing to deliver computer equipment as ordered.
Oct 19 1999
Olympia -October 19, 1999- As part of a nationwide effort to reduce the effects of violent entertainment on children, Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced two new anti-violence resources for parents.
Oct 18 1999
Olympia - The U.S. Supreme Court today announced that it will not review a Washington Supreme Court decision upholding Washington's Business and Occupation (B&0) tax on manufacturing and sales activities inside and outside of Washington.
Oct 13 1999
Olympia - October 13, 1999- Whether passage of Initiative 695 in November would subject motor vehicles to the state's personal property tax is a question that will have to be settled by the courts or the Legislature, an informal Attorney General's opinion released today concludes.
Sep 29 1999
SEATTLE - September 30, 1999 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced Mazda Motor of America , Inc. will pay just over $5.2 million to Washington, 24 other states and the Federal Trade Commission for violating a 1996 consent decree which required the auto dealer to change the way it advertises auto leases.
Sep 22 1999
Seattle - September 22, 1999 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced a lawsuit has been filed against several candy peddlers for violating state child labor laws and coaching children to falsely claim the proceeds from the door-to-door sales are used to support youth programs.
Sep 20 1999
Olympia – State Attorney General Christine Gregoire and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Terry Bergeson have released a new tool to assist local school safety efforts.
Sep 16 1999
Seattle - September 16,1999 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire has appointed Tina Kondo as the new chief of the Antitrust Division. The division is responsible for enforcing state and federal antitrust laws and investigating complaints about potential anti-competitive activity.
Sep 10 1999
Sept. 10, 1999 - Olympia - A state's right to impose tough environmental standards to protect critical natural resources like Puget Sound are now at stake as the U. S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging Washington's oil spill prevention law.