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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 31 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums: one for abortion coverage and another for all other coverage. This unlawful rule would affect more than 200,000 Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 30 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he will file a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums. This unlawful rule would affect thousands of Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 29 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a court order requiring the U.S. Navy to stop scraping the hulls of decommissioned ships in a way that releases metals and other contaminants into Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton. The Navy must also begin a multi-million dollar project to reverse the environmental damage caused by scraping decades of marine buildup off the hull of a ship.
Jan 23 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet, leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general. These files would allow plug-and-play access to 3D-print unregistered, untraceable firearms that can also be very difficult to detect, even with a metal detector. Untraceable firearms are sometimes called “ghost guns.”
Jan 20 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office will challenge the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet, leading a coalition of 21 states in a new federal lawsuit. These files would allow plug-and-play access to 3D-print unregistered, untraceable firearms that can also be very difficult to detect, even with a metal detector. Untraceable firearms are sometimes called “ghost guns.”
Jan 16 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Capital Medical Center in Olympia must provide full restitution to patients to resolve his lawsuit against the hospital’s failure to follow state charity care laws. Capital Medical Center must provide at least $250,000 in refunds to patients whom Capital unlawfully denied access to charity care, though the exact amount depends on the number of eligible patients who file claims. Capital is also required to provide more than $131,000 in debt relief to all patients who still owe Capital for treatment from 2012 to 2016, regardless of their income. The company must pay $1.2 million to the Attorney General’s Office to cover the costs of the investigation and enforcement of charity care laws.
Jan 7 2020
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that a former Grant County Superior Court judge and Moses Lake business owner violated Washington campaign finance law numerous times when they sent a 2014 mailer in the election for Grant County prosecutor, and concealed that they were the source. 
Jan 3 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on asking the United States Supreme Court to review the lower court’s decision in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Jan 2 2020
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest suppliers of the raw materials used to produce opioid pain medications, accusing the multinational company of playing a key role in driving the entire pharmaceutical industry to vastly expand the use of prescription opioids.
Dec 20 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule that clearly defines what waters qualify for federal Clean Water Act protection and replace that rule with a rule established in 1986. The EPA’s repeal will significantly reduce the number of water bodies around the United States that are protected under the Clean Water Act.

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