Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 27 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Washington is leading a coalition of thirteen attorneys general in a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor concerning a proposed rule that fails to protect individuals entering apprenticeship programs. The attorneys general assert that the proposed rule would weaken the certification process for these programs and incentivize groups to approve the largest number of programs possible, regardless of their quality.
Aug 26 2019
SEATTLE — El Procurador General Bob Ferguson presentará hoy una demanda que busca impedir las nuevas normas de la Administración de Trump que privan de importantes garantías de protección contra el maltrato a los(as) niños(as) inmigrantes y las familias detenidas en la frontera de los EE. UU., permitiendo su detención indefinida en instalaciones sin los estándares de atención adecuados ni la vigilancia por parte del estado.
Aug 26 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson will file a lawsuit today seeking to block new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border, allowing for their indefinite detention in facilities without adequate standards of care or state oversight.
Aug 26 2019
The Attorney General’s Office will offer a free legal clinic tomorrow for Tacoma-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver's license restoration, small claims assistance and select family law issues.
Aug 26 2019
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que Libre by Nexus, una compañía de servicios de fianzas de inmigración, proporcionará más de $2,700,000 para el alivio de la deuda y reembolsará un total de $58,800 a los consumidores que residen en Washington. La resolución es el resultado de una investigación de la Oficina del Procurador General sobre las prácticas contractuales de la compañía, que dejaban a los clientes confundidos acerca de las tarifas mensuales y obligaciones del programa de Libre.
Aug 26 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Libre by Nexus, an immigration bond services company, will provide more than $2.7 million in debt relief and refund a total of $58,800 to Washington-based consumers. The resolution is a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation into the company’s contract practices, which left clients confused about the monthly fees and obligations of Libre’s program.
Aug 23 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that restaurant chain Jersey Mike’s will pay $150,000 to resolve a lawsuit over its use of no-poach provisions. The company will not add provisions to new contracts and will remove provisions from all of its franchise contracts nationwide, benefiting thousands of workers across the country.
Aug 14 2019
RICHLAND — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today co-led a coalition of 13 states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge” rule that target immigrants and their families. The 169-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, asserts that the Trump Administration’s new rule unlawfully expands the definition of “public charge,” in violation of federal immigration statutes, the Welfare Reform Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
Aug 13 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in a coalition of 22 states and seven local governments, today challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which would not require significant carbon emission reductions.
Aug 13 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today, as a result of his lawsuit, the Wapato City Council and all Wapato city officers will undergo ethics and open government trainings and commit to not paying former City Administrator Juan Orozco’s unlawful contract, and to not employ Orozco in the future.