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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 30 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s third annual Data Breach Report finds that data breaches affected nearly 3.4 million Washingtonians between July of 2017 and July of 2018 — an increase of 700,000, or 26 percent, over the previous year, and an increase of nearly 3 million, or more than 700 percent, compared to two years ago.
Oct 26 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a court to rule that Johnson & Johnson misrepresented, and in some cases failed to disclose entirely, serious risks associated with its surgical mesh devices.
Oct 18 2018
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Horning Brothers, LLC, a Quincy-based agricultural company, will pay $525,000 in a civil rights enforcement action claiming sexual harassment of multiple female agricultural workers, discriminatory hiring and sex-segregated employment practices and retaliation against workers who reported the improper conduct.
Oct 18 2018
SPOKANE - El procurador general Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que Horning Brothers, LLC, una compañía agrícola con base en Quincy, deberá pagar $525,000 como resultado de una demanda de cumplimiento de derechos civiles por el acoso sexual al que fueron sometidas varias trabajadoras agrícolas, así como también por prácticas de contratación y de empleo discriminatorias por razón de sexo y represalias contra las trabajadoras que denunciaron estas conductas indebidas.
Oct 15 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against national restaurant chain Jersey Mike’s after it refused to remove no-poach clauses from its franchise contracts.
Oct 11 2018
OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the state Supreme Court’s decision today in State v. Gregory, ruling that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional:
Oct 10 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a recent internal survey found almost half of child dependency cases and about 40 percent of parental rights termination cases handled by the Attorney General’s Office are impacted by opioid abuse.
Oct 3 2018
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office has completed its inventory of Washington state’s unsubmitted sexual assault kits, finding 6,460 kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by local law enforcement agencies.
Sep 26 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will return more than $2.2 million to Uber drivers affected by a November 2016 data breach at the international ride-sharing company.
Sep 21 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against several Wenatchee-based collection agencies and their owner for buying millions of dollars of old debt and suing to collect on the debt without being licensed as collection agencies with the state.

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