Jul 27 2018
A Maple Valley contractor and his company must pay back more than $25,000 in unpaid wages in addition to unreported workers’ compensation insurance after a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Jul 27 2018
AG Ferguson files criminal charges against Pierce County individuals for repeatedly defrauding immigrants
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed criminal charges against Edwin Cruz-Perez and Maurice Terry for repeatedly violating previous orders to stop providing unqualified immigration services to Washington consumers.
Jul 26 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, after U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to dismiss Ferguson’s multistate lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Jul 26 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding his latest lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit, filed by Ferguson and 12 other attorneys general, challenges a Department of Labor rule that allows small businesses and self-employed individuals to join association health plans, which could significantly draw healthy people out of state health care exchanges.
Jul 24 2018
AG Ferguson investigation leads to Facebook making nationwide changes to prohibit discriminatory advertisements on its platform
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Facebook signed a legally binding agreement with his office to make significant changes to its advertising platform by removing the ability of third-party advertisers to exclude ethnic and religious minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and other protected groups from seeing their ads.
Jul 20 2018
La jueza federal concedió la petición del Procurador General Ferguson para acelerarla demanda contra la separación de familias
Una jueza general concedió hoy la petición del Procurador General Bob Ferguson para acelerar su demanda multiestatal con respecto a la política de separación de familias del gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump. La jueza también concedió la petición de Ferguson de conferencias semanales ante el tribunal durante el período expedito de consignación de pruebas. Se programó la primera conferencia para el viernes 27 de julio.
Jul 19 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a crackdown on three deceptive charities that claimed to benefit veterans. These organizations told potential donors that their donations would benefit veterans when, in fact, little to none of the money raised did.
Jul 19 2018
A federal judge today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to expedite his multistate lawsuit regarding the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. The judge also granted Ferguson’s request for weekly status conferences with the court during the period of expedited discovery. She scheduled the first conference for Friday, July 27.
Jul 17 2018
Attorney General Ferguson issues advisory affirming labor rights and obligations in public workplaces
Jul 13 2018
Washington state respects tribal treaty fishing rights. Federal law makes it illegal to enter Indian tribal trust land for the purpose of fishing without the tribe’s permission. 18 U.S.C. § 1165. You may be charged with a misdemeanor crime in federal court if you fish on Indian tribal trust land unless the tribe has given you permission.