Sep 13 2019
Following a victory for ratepayers at the Court of Appeals, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged the state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to require Avista Corp. to refund customers up to $41 million for rates that violated state law.
Sep 13 2019
A Thurston County Superior Court judge today sanctioned initiative promoter Tim Eyman and ruled that more than $766,000 given to Eyman are contributions in support of ballot initiatives, not “gifts” from supporters as Eyman has claimed.
Sep 9 2019
AG Ferguson’s initiative ends no-poach clauses at eight more corporate chains with more than 2,300 locations nationwide
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, eight additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The eight chains have 62 locations in Washington and more than 2,300 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 75, representing nearly 140,000 locations.
Sep 6 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Multidisciplinary Hate Crime Advisory Working Group will hold its first meeting today.
Sep 6 2019
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, leading a coalition of 14 states, will today ask a federal judge to block the Trump Administration from implementing its “public charge” rule while the states’ lawsuit progresses. Ferguson filed the motion with Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in Spokane.
Aug 30 2019
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his inaugural Labor Day Worker Protection Report. The report details work as part of the Attorney General’s Office Worker Protection Initiative over the past year to protect workers’ rights in the state of Washington and beyond. The office will release the report annually.
Aug 28 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the claims process is now open for more than 100,000 guests whose private information was released by national hotel chain Motel 6 without their knowledge or consent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Those individuals are eligible for their share of the $12 million resolution that resulted from Attorney General Ferguson’s lawsuit against Motel 6.
Aug 28 2019
SEATTLE — El Procurador General, Bob Ferguson, anunció hoy que el proceso de reclamaciones está abierto para más de 100,000 huéspedes cuya información privada divulgó la cadena nacional de hoteles Motel 6, sin su conocimiento ni consentimiento, al Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE). Estas personas son elegibles para recibir su porción de la resolución de $12 millones de la Oficina del Procurador General.
Aug 27 2019
Attorney General Ferguson leads coalition opposing Labor Department rule that fails to protect apprentices
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
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson impugna el intento del presidente Trump de eliminar las garantías de protección de los niños inmigrantes
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.