Feb 22 2021
Procurador General Ferguson: Rancho de arándanos en el condado de Walla Walla pagará $350,000 debido a acoso sexual, asalto sexual de trabajadoras agrícolas
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson hoy anunció que Great Columbia Berry Farms, LLC, un cultivador de arándanos del condado de Walla Walla, pagará $350,000 como resultado de una acción de derechos civiles por su oficina. La demanda afirma que uno de los mayordomos de la compañía, José Luis Contreras Ramírez, violó al menos a una empleada, acosó sexualmente a varias empleadas durante años y tomó represalias contra dichas empleadas por denunciar su conducta. Al menos cuatro mujeres fueron afectadas por la conducta de Contreras.
Feb 12 2021
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge in Seattle blocked the federal government’s plan to expedite the sale of Seattle’s National Archives facility and ship the un-digitized records out of the region. Judge John C. Coughenour, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, said he will issue a preliminary injunction next week in which he will rule that Ferguson’s coalition was likely to prevail in its lawsuit asserting that the federal government acted unlawfully when it moved to sell the National Archives facility and scatter the archival records thousands of miles away.
Feb 10 2021
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on a Thurston County Superior Court decision that Tim Eyman intentionally committed numerous violations of campaign finance law:
Feb 8 2021
AG Ferguson warns medical providers to beware of scams claiming that their medical license has been suspended
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a warning today that scammers posing as members of the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) are calling medical providers to claim the WMC suspended their license.
Feb 4 2021
AG Ferguson will direct $13.5 million from McKinsey lawsuit toward treatment, prevention, other efforts to address opioid epidemic in Washington state
SEATTLE — As a result of an investigation launched by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, McKinsey, a multinational consulting firm that worked with Purdue Pharma, will pay $13,465,833 to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Ferguson is directing the entire amount to be invested in treatment, prevention and other efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Washington.
Feb 2 2021
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that LuLaRoe will pay $4.75 million to resolve Ferguson’s consumer protection lawsuit asserting that LuLaRoe, a California-based multi-level marketing business that sells leggings and other apparel to a network of independent retailers, was operating a pyramid scheme.
Jan 25 2021
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against national sorority for charging and threatening UW students in violation of eviction moratorium
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the collegiate sorority Alpha Omicron Pi for unlawfully charging University of Washington (UW) students more than $6,000 in rent even though the students could not access or live in sorority housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alpha Omicron Pi, a national, Tennessee-based sorority, also illegally charged late fees and threatened students with suspensions of their sorority memberships and damage to their credit if they did not pay.
Jan 22 2021
AG Ferguson releases 2021 legislative agenda, unveils legislation to require law enforcement use of deadly force data, prohibit price gouging during emergencies
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his 2021 legislative agenda, which includes new bills requiring the collection and publication of data on the use of deadly force by law enforcement and prohibiting price gouging during emergencies.
Jan 21 2021
AG Ferguson: Some cases against federal government will continue despite President Biden taking office
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today offered an update on his lawsuits against the federal government in the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
Jan 20 2021
AG Ferguson: Low-income housing provider to pay $50,000 to resolve lawsuit over illegal threats to evict Spokane County tenants
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a Hayden, Idaho low-income housing provider, Whitewater Creek, will pay $50,000 after evidence revealed they illegally threatened tenants in April 2020 with eviction. In order to resolve Ferguson’s lawsuit, Whitewater Creek entered into a legally enforceable agreement to make this payment and will take additional accountability measures to avoid future violations of law. The Attorney General filed the resolution to his lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court.