Jul 26 2019
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge today found initiative promoter Tim Eyman in contempt a second time in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit. Eyman and/or his company, Watchdog for Taxpayers, have been in contempt on separate discovery violations for 525 days, racking up sanctions of $211,750.
Jul 24 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit successfully blocked the release of a convicted sex offender after a Kitsap County judge decided he should not be conditionally released into the community.
Jul 22 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with 49 other attorneys general, today announced that credit-reporting agency Equifax will pay more than half a billion dollars because of a 2017 data breach affecting nearly 150 million individuals nationwide. This is the largest data breach enforcement action in U.S. history.
Jul 19 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco has agreed to step down and forfeit any severance pay to resolve a lawsuit Ferguson filed in June accusing Orozco of using his former position as mayor to unlawfully enrich himself. Orozco resigned shortly after noon today.
Jul 11 2019
Attorney General Ferguson’s investigation into Premera data breach results in Premera paying $10 million over failure to protect sensitive patient data
OLYMPIA — As a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation, Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, will pay $10 million nationwide for failing to secure sensitive consumer data and for misleading consumers before and after a data breach affecting millions across the country. Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices.
Jul 11 2019
AG Ferguson statement on Trump Administration’s decision to abandon adding citizenship question to 2020 Census
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced he would abandon his attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census
Jul 10 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 19 other attorneys general in support of a lawsuit seeking to force the Trump Administration to provide safe, sanitary conditions for immigrant children it has detained.
Jul 9 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over the Navy’s expansion of its Growler airfield operations on Whidbey Island.
Jul 8 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement ahead of Tuesday’s oral argument defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Jul 1 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement today after Ferguson filed his 40th lawsuit against the Trump Administration. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, seeks to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collect adequate data on the importation and use of asbestos in the United States