Oct 30 2020
AG Ferguson: Seattle court orders $585,000 in penalties and restitution for fraudulent property management scheme
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court Commissioner ordered an Auburn property management company to pay a total of half a million dollars in restitution for impacted Washingtonians and financial penalties. The company’s owner hijacked the homes of people who hired his company by adding new walls and rooms without the owners’ knowledge or consent and refusing to pay homeowners.
Oct 29 2020
AG Ferguson: Bumble Bee CEO will pay Washington state $100,000 as part of Ferguson’s price-fixing lawsuit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Christopher Lischewski, formerly the CEO of Bumble Bee brand tuna, will pay $100,000 to Washington for his role in a canned tuna price-fixing scheme that artificially inflated the price of tuna from the three largest national brands: Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist.
Oct 28 2020
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s fifth annual Data Breach Report, released today, showed that the number of Washingtonians affected by breaches nearly doubled in the last year and ransomware attacks tripled.
Oct 19 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement about his decision to file a second campaign finance disclosure lawsuit against Google:
Oct 16 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today an initiative in his office to combat election interference in November and guarantee a peaceful transition of power.
Oct 15 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on the Washington State Supreme Court striking down Initiative 976:
Oct 15 2020
AG Ferguson lawsuit halts insurance company’s deceptive imitation of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange website
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today secured a court order against Health Insurance Team, a Seattle-based insurance company, for imitating the official state-run health insurance exchange. Ferguson’s complaint, filed today along with the order, asserts that Health Insurance Team’s marketing violated the Consumer Protection Act’s prohibition on deceptive advertising.
Oct 13 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Twitter will pay $100,000 to Washington’s Public Disclosure Transparency Account for violating the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which Washingtonians adopted through initiative in 1972. Twitter unlawfully failed to maintain for public inspection records about Washington political ads that ran on its platform from 2012 until Nov. 22, 2019. On that date, Twitter implemented a ban on all political advertising.
Oct 8 2020
AG Ferguson, Gov. Inslee issue joint statement regarding today’s oral argument on Trump’s Clean Power Plan rollbacks
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee issued the following statement on today’s oral arguments in Washington’s multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s attempts to roll back the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which does not require significant carbon emission reductions. The Trump Administration finalized this rule in July 2019.
Oct 1 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a proposal that calls on the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to, among other protections, ban utility late fees and utility service disconnections until at least April 30, 2021. These protections ensure vulnerable Washingtonians don’t lose the services they need to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic crisis.