Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 1 2018
The Attorney General’s Office filed second-degree attempted murder charges today in Clallam County Superior Court against a state prison inmate after an assault left a corrections officer with a traumatic brain injury.
Jun 1 2018
OLYMPIA — The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition today in Thurston County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
May 30 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Toshiba Corporation, a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Japan, will pay $1.3 million as part of the Attorney General’s price-fixing lawsuit against manufacturers of a component used in television and computer screens called cathode ray tube, or CRT.
May 30 2018
OLYMPIA — A King County Superior Court judge has ordered a company accused of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the foreclosure sale to halt its deceptive practices while the state’s lawsuit progresses.
May 21 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of 38 other attorneys general today called on Congress to pass two bills to help reduce the flow of opioids into the black market. The bills, sponsored by Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, increase penalties on opioid manufacturers and distributors.
May 18 2018
MONTESANO — The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition today in Grays Harbor County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
May 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN), accusing the company of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the sale. These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars from each homeowner.
May 10 2018
The Washington Supreme Court agreed today with Attorney General Bob Ferguson that agricultural workers who are paid on a “piece-rate” basis by what they pick are also entitled to hourly compensation for time they spend on other aspects of their jobs.
May 3 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined California and New Jersey in supporting two California cities’ challenge against the world’s five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies for their role in causing climate change.
May 1 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he is joining 16 other states in challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt’s decision to rescind the final approval of standards for light-duty vehicle emissions and fuel economy.

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