Apr 21 2020
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today launched a new environmental justice initiative. As part of the initiative, Ferguson announced that he will partner with Gonzaga University to hold an environmental justice symposium next year. Ferguson’s goal is strengthen environmental policies and enforcement with meaningful involvement from the people affected most by environmental issues like climate change and pollution.
Apr 20 2020
AG Ferguson enforces emergency eviction proclamation, sues Nevada-based property management corporation for issuing notices to ‘pay or vacate’
TACOMA — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against JRK Residential Group, Inc. for violating Governor Inslee’s Emergency “Evictions” Proclamation. Inslee’s “Evictions” Proclamation establishes a temporary moratorium on evictions for the inability to pay rent. The Proclamation specifically prohibits landlords from issuing Notices to Pay or Vacate during the proclamation’s effective period.
Apr 17 2020
AG Ferguson to gyms and fitness centers: Allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences
In response to dozens of consumer complaints, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent an open letter to Washington fitness centers and gyms providing the following guidance:
Apr 16 2020
State Supreme Court reinstates $18M penalty against Grocery Manufacturer’s Association in AG’s campaign finance case
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association intentionally violated Washington’s campaign finance laws, and reinstated the historic $18 million penalty in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit against the trade organization.
Apr 14 2020
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Greyhound for failure to protect customers from CBP’s warrantless and suspicionless immigration sweeps on buses
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court against Greyhound Lines Inc. The lawsuit seeks to hold Greyhound accountable for the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agents to board its buses and conduct warrantless and suspicionless immigration sweeps of Greyhound passengers at the Spokane Intermodal Center, and repeatedly refusing to implement reforms to protect passengers.
Apr 14 2020
Procurador General (AG) Ferguson presenta una demanda contra Greyhound por no proteger a sus clientes de las redadas de inmigración sin orden judicial ni sospecha razonable llevadas a cabo por CBP en los autobuses.
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson ha iniciado una demanda en la corte superior del condado de Spokane contra Greyhound Lines, Inc. La demanda busca hacer responsable a la compañía de autobuses Greyhound por su práctica de permitir que los agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE.UU. (U.S. Customs & Border Protection) (CBP) aborden los autobuses para llevar a cabo redadas de los pasajeros de Greyhound sin contar con órdenes judiciales ni sospecha razonable en el Spokane Intermodal Center, y por negarse repetidamente a implementar reformas para proteger a los pasajeros.
Apr 14 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a campaign finance lawsuit today against Facebook for selling Washington state political ads without maintaining information for the public as required by Washington state campaign finance law. The complaint asserts that Facebook intentionally violated the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which was first adopted by initiative in 1972 and reenacted and amended multiple times since 1976 by the Legislature.
Apr 10 2020
AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks Trump Administration rule aimed at undermining Washington women’s access to reproductive health care
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that an Eastern Washington federal judge declared the Trump Administration’s Double-Billing Rule “invalid, and without force in Washington” because it violates Washington State’s Reproductive Health Care Access for All Act. This is Ferguson’s second legal victory against the federal government this week. Ferguson is now 28-1 in litigation against the Trump Administration. Seventeen of those victories are final and cannot be appealed.
Apr 9 2020
Bankruptcy court orders Eyman to pay contempt sanctions, issues payment plan in state’s campaign finance case
A federal bankruptcy judge ordered initiative promoter Tim Eyman to comply with a court approved plan to pay the contempt sanctions he has accrued by refusing to follow court orders in a campaign finance case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The bankruptcy plan starts with an immediate $278,137.93 payment, followed by significant monthly payments until all court penalties are paid. This includes any future judgments.
Apr 8 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the process for consumers to obtain their share of a $9.9 million recovery, a result of Ferguson’s lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for failing to disclose serious risks of its surgical mesh devices.