Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Seattle - March 28, 2001- A suit filed today by the Attorney General's Office alleges an Everett company used deceptive tactics to sell computer equipment on Internet auction sites. The tactics allegedly included using shill bidders to inflate product prices.
Olympia - March 27, 2001 - A new Surgeon General's report on women and smoking underscores the need for effective anti-smoking efforts to counter the tobacco industry's marketing to women and girls, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today.
Olympia - March 23, 2001 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today called for the preparation of legal action in the event the federal government breaks its promise to begin construction this summer on a facility to treat radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
EVERETT, Wash., March 22, 2001 - The operators of Pacific Siding Company of Bothell were charged today with eight counts of first degree theft in connection with the alleged theft of nearly $255,000 in state and local sales taxes.
OLYMPIA - March 19, 2001 - Washington state Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a coordinated effort with four other state attorneys general to force compliance with the 1998 National Tobacco Settlement.
Seattle - March 14, 2001 - As western states prepare to endure a summer of tight power supplies, Attorney General Christine Gregoire has asked the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) to require that private electric utilities give price breaks to all consumers who cut power consumption, not just major industrial users.
Seattle - 3/13/01- Washington programs that support women's health, safety, educational or vocational needs will receive $673,643 in grants as the result of a settlement in a price-fixing case against New York shoe manufacturer Nine West, Inc.
Seattle - March 8, 2001- A nearly two-year state effort to reform the nation's sweepstakes industry concluded today with a settlement that will require the Reader's Digest Association to pay approximately $200,000 in restitution to Washington consumers.
Olympia - March 7, 2001 - By passing SSB5528, the state Senate today took a necessary and important step to protect our children from school violence.
Seattle - March 1, 2001 - In the wake of Wednesday’s 6.8 earthquake that rattled the Puget Sound region, consumers must be particularly vigilant to protect themselves from fraudulent home repair scams and charity appeals.