Apr 19 2019
Attorney General’s legislation strengthening wage theft laws and increasing penalties passes Legislature with bipartisan support
The Legislature passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request legislation strengthening Washington’s wage theft laws in the prevailing wage arena. Prevailing wage is most common in government contracts. Prevailing wage laws prevent a “race to the bottom” as contractors seek to lower worker pay in order to underbid each other.
Apr 15 2019
Today, with a bipartisan vote of 31-17 in the Washington State Senate, state legislators passed a bill prohibiting “pocket service” debt collection practices, which allow debt collectors to blindside consumers with default judgments in order to seize wages, bank account funds, or other assets.
Apr 15 2019
Attorney General Ferguson: Administration concedes — won’t block protections for endangered marine species
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the Trump Administration has abandoned its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling that found it unlawfully tried to block gillnet regulations designed to protect endangered and threatened marine species like whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
Apr 11 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the case against Asotin County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina:
Apr 10 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the arrest of a superior court judge in Asotin County:
Apr 5 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to affirm a lower court’s finding that a Kentucky law regulating abortion services is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Apr 5 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered this statement on Gov. Jay Inslee signing his agency request proposal to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21:
Apr 4 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that national hotel chain Motel 6 will pay $12 million to resolve his lawsuit against the company for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a routine basis for over two years.
Apr 4 2019
Procurador General (AG) Ferguson: Motel 6 pagará $12 millones por violar la privacidad de decenas de miles de residentes del estado de Washington.
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que la cadena hotelera nacional Motel 6 pagará $12 millones para resolver su demanda contra la empresa por proporcionar voluntariamente listas de huéspedes a agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estado Unidos (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE) de manera regular durante al menos dos años.
Apr 3 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the process for consumers to obtain their share of a nearly $40 million recovery. The recovery is a result of the Attorney General’s price-fixing lawsuit against seven manufacturers of cathode ray tubes, or CRTs, which is the technology common in televisions and computer monitors prior to the introduction of LCD flat screens.