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Bob Ferguson

Feb 7 2020
A Pend Oreille County Superior Court judge found probable cause to civilly commit a sex offender today after the Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition to prevent his release to the community.
Feb 6 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue-based Reed Hein & Associates LLC, alleging numerous unfair or deceptive business practices related to services to “exit” consumers’ timeshares. Reed Hein does business under the name Timeshare Exit Team.
Feb 4 2020
Attorneys for the federal government are attempting to block a federal judge from considering a friend of the court brief written by more than a dozen retired Washington state judges and two former state Supreme Court justices. The judges’ brief supports Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful practice of seizing immigrants in and near Washington courthouses, even when those individuals are at the courthouse to serve as witnesses or to conduct ordinary business like renewing their car tabs.
Jan 31 2020
Today, the Washington state Senate passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to repeal Washington’s death penalty in a bipartisan 28-18 vote. This is the third time in as many years that the Senate has passed Ferguson’s bill, which will formally end the practice after the Washington State Supreme Court found the state’s method of applying the death penalty unconstitutional.
Jan 31 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums: one for abortion coverage and another for all other coverage. This unlawful rule would affect more than 200,000 Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 30 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he will file a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rule requiring health insurance companies to send consumers two separate bills for monthly insurance premiums. This unlawful rule would affect thousands of Washingtonians and cause many to inadvertently fail to pay their premiums in full, jeopardizing their health coverage.
Jan 29 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a court order requiring the U.S. Navy to stop scraping the hulls of decommissioned ships in a way that releases metals and other contaminants into Sinclair Inlet near Bremerton. The Navy must also begin a multi-million dollar project to reverse the environmental damage caused by scraping decades of marine buildup off the hull of a ship.
Jan 23 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet, leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general. These files would allow plug-and-play access to 3D-print unregistered, untraceable firearms that can also be very difficult to detect, even with a metal detector. Untraceable firearms are sometimes called “ghost guns.”
Jan 20 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office will challenge the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet, leading a coalition of 21 states in a new federal lawsuit. These files would allow plug-and-play access to 3D-print unregistered, untraceable firearms that can also be very difficult to detect, even with a metal detector. Untraceable firearms are sometimes called “ghost guns.”
Jan 16 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Capital Medical Center in Olympia must provide full restitution to patients to resolve his lawsuit against the hospital’s failure to follow state charity care laws. Capital Medical Center must provide at least $250,000 in refunds to patients whom Capital unlawfully denied access to charity care, though the exact amount depends on the number of eligible patients who file claims. Capital is also required to provide more than $131,000 in debt relief to all patients who still owe Capital for treatment from 2012 to 2016, regardless of their income. The company must pay $1.2 million to the Attorney General’s Office to cover the costs of the investigation and enforcement of charity care laws.

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