Nov 9 2019
OLYMPIA — To mark the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance (OMVLA) today announced a centralized calendar of upcoming free legal aid clinics across the state. These events, which are coordinated with community partners, provide qualifying military personnel and veterans with free assistance for a range of civil legal issues.
Nov 8 2019
SEATTLE — As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s consumer protection lawsuit, a King County Superior Court judge today ruled that from 2009 to today, for-profit Value Village deceived consumers into believing the company is a nonprofit or a charity and that purchases benefited charities, when they do not. The judge ruled that Value Village knew or should have known its advertising was deceptive.
Nov 7 2019
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Spokane today ruled that the Trump Administration’s so-called “conscience rule” is unlawful, granting summary judgment in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal challenge. The rule would have given health care professionals broad discretion to refuse lawful and medically necessary care to patients for religious or moral reasons, even when the patient’s life is at risk.
Nov 5 2019
A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of Congress have filed a brief in support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s challenge of the Trump Administration’s border wall “emergency.”
Oct 29 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson stops King County coffee shop’s practice requiring baristas to sign unfair non-compete agreements
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that King County coffee chain Mercurys Coffee will void all of its existing non-compete agreements. Today’s announcement is the result of its investigation into Mercurys Coffee’s unfair use of non-compete agreements – the first of its kind for the Washington Attorney General’s Office.
Oct 28 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that an Attorney General’s Office attorney will testify tomorrow before Congress about his office’s initiative to end no-poach clauses nationwide.
Oct 25 2019
AG Ferguson: Drug maker pays millions over allegations it propped up price of opioid addiction treatment
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that opioid manufacturer and distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group will pay nearly $2.2 million to Washington state as the result of a Medicaid fraud investigation that alleged the pharmaceutical company improperly kept the price of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone high by delaying generic versions, resulting in false or fraudulent claims to Washington’s Medicare program.
Oct 24 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office won an additional $2.5 million in federal grants to fund Washington’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) program, part of a statewide initiative to end Washington’s rape kit backlog.
Oct 22 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James, led a coalition of 22 states and the District of Columbia in filing a comment letter opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule which would unlawfully curtail state authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
Oct 21 2019
On Friday, Oct. 25, the Attorney General’s Office will offer its third free legal clinic for Spokane-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver’s license restoration and select family law issues.