May 19 2022
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a chicken producer named in an antitrust lawsuit will pay the Attorney General’s Office a total of $725,000 to resolve claims against it. Today’s announcement is the first resolution of Ferguson’s lawsuit against 19 chicken producers regarding a widespread illegal conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices, rig contract bids and coordinate industry supply reductions to maximize profits. The lawsuit also names an industry data reporting service accused of assisting in the conspiracy.
May 18 2022
AG Ferguson recovers more than $17 million from opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt that will be used to address Washington’s opioid epidemic
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that bankrupt opioid manufacturer Mallinckrodt will pay Washington more than $18 million for its role fueling the opioid epidemic.
May 17 2022
AG Ferguson: Attorney General’s Office in federal appeals court today defending Washington law banning conversion therapy
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Office will appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today to ask its judges to uphold Washington’s law protecting children under 18 from being subjected to “conversion therapy” — a discredited and harmful practice that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
May 16 2022
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to the members of the Washington Medical Commission, the Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission, and the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission asking the boards to exercise discretion when licensing out-of-state medical providers who have been penalized for providing abortion services criminalized in other states.
May 12 2022
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit against the company, Global Grid, a Corvallis, Ore.-based company, and its owner must shut down its illegal robocalling operation. The company must also stop all deceptive marketing practices, including misrepresentations about a product it falsely promised could block robocalls. Global Grid must pay more than $8,000 to the Attorney General’s Office, which Ferguson will deliver to approximately 200 Washingtonians harmed by the company’s hidden start-up fee.
May 10 2022
Attorney General’s Office completes project to collect lawfully owed DNA from registered sex offenders
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office completed its project to collect DNA samples from registered sex offenders in Washington who are legally required to provide their DNA but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a lab for testing. This phase of the project resulted in 372 new DNA profiles entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), a nationwide database.
May 4 2022
AG Ferguson wins $3.75 million for Washingtonians who paid to use TurboTax when they were eligible to e-file for free
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that as a result of his investigation tax preparation software company Intuit will return more than $3.75 million to 121,102 Washington taxpayers. These Washingtonians paid to electronically file their returns with Intuit’s TurboTax software after the company failed to inform them that they were eligible to e-file for free through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
May 3 2022
SEATTLE — Six months after taking the three largest distributors of prescription opioids to trial, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a resolution-in-principle that will deliver approximately a half-billion dollars to Washington to combat the opioid epidemic.
Apr 28 2022
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Postmaster DeJoy for violating bedrock environmental law when replacing mail truck fleet
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a lawsuit against the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) asserting that they violated federal environmental law when deciding in February to replace up to 165,000 vehicles with primarily gas-powered models rather than making a larger switch to electric vehicles.
Apr 18 2022
AG Ferguson: Washington Attorney General’s Office defends Hanford workers’ comp law at the Supreme Court today
Today the Washington Attorney General’s Office stood up for Hanford workers at the United States Supreme Court. The Office is defending Washington’s bipartisan state law designed to make it easier for workers to access the compensation benefits they earned when they develop certain illnesses from working at a site contaminated with radioactive waste.