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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 15 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 states to urge a federal appeals court to preserve the federal Indian Child Welfare Act after a lower court struck down the law. The Quinault Indian Nation in Washington state is also part of the case defending the act.
Jan 14 2019
OLYMPIA— A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked a Trump Administration birth control policy from going into effect in 13 states, including Washington, due to a lawsuit brought by those states’ attorneys general. The judge also blocked the policy from going into effect in the District of Columbia. The federal birth control policy allows employers who object to contraception to deny their female employees access to free birth control.
Jan 14 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, four additional corporate chains eliminated no-poach practices nationwide, entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The four chains have 24 locations in Washington and more than 1,600 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to 50.
Jan 10 2019
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance case against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, upholding the unanimous appeals court decision to allow the case to continue.
Jan 8 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to hear from Washingtonians impacted by last month’s statewide 911 outage.
Jan 3 2019
More than 3,000 Washingtonians will receive more than $7.6 million in debt relief from Career Education Corporation (CEC), a for-profit higher education company, as part of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal action over the company’s use of deceptive practices to attract potential students. CEC owned and operated two campuses in Washington until they closed down.
Dec 28 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his 2019 legislative agenda, which includes renewed calls for a ban on high-capacity magazines and a repeal of the state’s death penalty, as well as raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.
Dec 24 2018
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC), former chair and executive director Jim CastroLang, and former treasurer Justin Galloway will pay nearly $50,000 for violating Washington state campaign finance law.
Dec 20 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing them from franchise contracts. The seven chains have more than 500 locations in Washington and more than 15,000 locations nationwide.
Dec 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 over allegations the companies failed to maintain legally required information for Washington state political advertising placed on their online platforms since 2013.

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