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Bob Ferguson

SPOKANE - Three members of a door-to-door vacuum sales ring that allegedly used high-pressure sales tactics on elderly consumers will be required to pay $30,000 in consumer restitution and $20,000 in attorney fees, Attorney General Christine Gregoire announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington will not trade quality for speed in the clean-up of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Attorney General Christine Gregoire told a U.S. Senate Committee today.
SEATTLE -Thousands of Washington homeowners who were overcharged for home loans issued by Household International will share millions of dollars in one of the largest direct consumer restitution cases in U.S. history, Attorney General Christine Gregoire announced today.
Washington, D.C. – Attorney General Christine Gregoire told a U.S. Senate subcommittee today that recently adopted measures assisting identity theft victims in Washington should be extended to identity theft victims nationwide.
KENNEWICK - Jan. 24, 2002 - Nine people named in a lawsuit filed against organizers of a "Gifting Club" pyramid scheme in the Tri-Cities area have settled with the state and agreed to pay $56,136 in civil penalties, costs and fees.
SEATTLE - The nation's largest recorded-music distributors and compact disc retailers will pay a combined total of $143 million to settle a national price fixing case in which states alleged consumers paid too much for compact discs.
OLYMPIA - January 10, 2002 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed suit against an online pharmacy and a Florida physician who prescribed powerful antibiotics to treat and prevent anthrax without consulting, meeting or even speaking with patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 6, 2002 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire testified this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Accountability Issues: Lessons Learned From Enron's Fall."
BACKGROUND PAPER ON CASE INVOLVING STATE USE OF SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS RECEIVED ON BEHALF OF FOSTER CHILDREN Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Et Al. v. Guardianship Estate of Danny Keffeler, By Wanda Pierce, Guardian, and Other Persons Similarly Situated Children in
OLYMPIA -- Philip Morris USA has told the nation's Attorneys General that it is "presently uncertain" whether it will make $2.6 billion in tobacco settlement payments next month to state governments, Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today.

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