Apr 23 2019
The Washington Legislature today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request bill prohibiting the manufacture or possession of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns. The bill also prohibits sending a printable gun file to a person who is ineligible to possess firearms. The bill designates undetectable firearms as contraband.
Apr 22 2019
Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million for failing to disclose the risk of its surgical mesh devices
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s today announced that Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million to avoid going to trial for misrepresentations and failure to include serious risks in the instructions and marketing materials for surgical mesh devices. Ferguson is the first state attorney general to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding surgical mesh devices.
Apr 22 2019
Today, with a unanimous, bipartisan vote, state legislators passed a bill requested by Attorney General Ferguson that strengthens data breach notification laws.
Apr 21 2019
On eve of Earth Day, another federal judge rules the Trump Administration illegally rolled back critical environmental protections
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after a federal judge in Montana ruled that the Trump Administration illegally revoked an Obama-era moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, and must comply with a federal law requiring environmental analysis before leasing coal-mining rights on public lands:
Apr 19 2019
Attorney General’s legislation strengthening wage theft laws and increasing penalties passes Legislature with bipartisan support
The Legislature passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request legislation strengthening Washington’s wage theft laws in the prevailing wage arena. Prevailing wage is most common in government contracts. Prevailing wage laws prevent a “race to the bottom” as contractors seek to lower worker pay in order to underbid each other.
Apr 15 2019
Today, with a bipartisan vote of 31-17 in the Washington State Senate, state legislators passed a bill prohibiting “pocket service” debt collection practices, which allow debt collectors to blindside consumers with default judgments in order to seize wages, bank account funds, or other assets.
Apr 15 2019
Attorney General Ferguson: Administration concedes — won’t block protections for endangered marine species
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the Trump Administration has abandoned its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling that found it unlawfully tried to block gillnet regulations designed to protect endangered and threatened marine species like whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
Apr 11 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the case against Asotin County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina:
Apr 10 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the arrest of a superior court judge in Asotin County:
Apr 5 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to affirm a lower court’s finding that a Kentucky law regulating abortion services is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.