Oct 15 2018
AG Ferguson announces major milestones in initiative to eliminate no-poach clauses nationwide, files lawsuit against Jersey Mike’s
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against national restaurant chain Jersey Mike’s after it refused to remove no-poach clauses from its franchise contracts.
Oct 11 2018
OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the state Supreme Court’s decision today in State v. Gregory, ruling that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional:
Oct 10 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a recent internal survey found almost half of child dependency cases and about 40 percent of parental rights termination cases handled by the Attorney General’s Office are impacted by opioid abuse.
Oct 3 2018
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office has completed its inventory of Washington state’s unsubmitted sexual assault kits, finding 6,460 kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by local law enforcement agencies.
Sep 26 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will return more than $2.2 million to Uber drivers affected by a November 2016 data breach at the international ride-sharing company.
Sep 21 2018
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Wenatchee-based companies for soliciting and collecting on old debts without a license
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against several Wenatchee-based collection agencies and their owner for buying millions of dollars of old debt and suing to collect on the debt without being licensed as collection agencies with the state.
Sep 20 2018
OLYMPIA — This evening, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his softball team will go head-to-head with Governor Jay Inslee to continue the softball rivalry between the offices — and the AGO winning streak. Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice and former AAG Mary Fairhurst will again call the balls and strikes as umpire.
Sep 19 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will conduct testing and, if successful, begin implementing a new system to treat or capture hazardous tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation within the next three years, under the terms of an agreement submitted to a federal court today.
Sep 13 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that eight additional corporate, fast-food chains will end no-poach practices nationwide, joining 15 others. The 23 account for more than 67,000 locations nationwide and employ millions of workers. The companies will remove all no-poach clauses, which put downward pressure on wages and restrict worker mobility, from all current and future franchise contracts.
Sep 12 2018
Following another legal victory against the Trump Administration, Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a statement today after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled the federal Department of Education improperly delayed the implementation of Obama-era rules that protect student loan borrowers from predatory and deceptive practices by higher education institutions.