May 31 2023
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced an environmental lawsuit today against numerous manufacturers of PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals.” The lawsuit asserts these companies knew for decades about the serious risks these chemicals posed to humans and the environment. The companies likely made many millions in profit while actively deceiving the public.
May 18 2023
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Google will pay $39.9 million to Washington state as a result of his office’s lawsuit over misleading location tracking practices. Google will also implement a slate of court-ordered reforms to increase transparency about its location tracking settings.
May 17 2023
Una granja de hongos de Sunnyside pagará $3,4 millones por violar los derechos civiles de sus trabajadores
SEATTLE – El procurador general Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que una granja de hongos de Sunnyside pagará $3,4 millones para resolver una demanda por actos discriminatorios, engañosos y abusivos en contra de trabajadoras agrícolas y trabajadores residentes de Washington.
May 17 2023
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a Sunnyside mushroom farm will pay $3.4 million to resolve a lawsuit asserting unfair, deceptive and discriminatory actions against female farmworkers and Washington-based workers.
May 9 2023
AG Ferguson: Companies sent hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts, emails targeting small businesses, nonprofits
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against two businesses and their owner for sending hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts and emails to Washington businesses and nonprofits. These deceptive text messages cost Washington businesses at least $163,000. The lawsuit is part of Ferguson’s Small Business Protection Initiative.
May 8 2023
Electron Hydro dam owner ordered to pay largest financial penalty in an environmental criminal case in state history
TACOMA — A Pierce County Superior Court judge has ordered Electron Hydro, LLC and its Chief Operating Officer Thom Fischer to pay a total of $1 million in fines and restitution as a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Environmental Protection Division’s prosecution. As part of the sentence, the company will pay $745,000 to the Puyallup Tribal Fisheries to help restore the Puyallup River.
Apr 26 2023
AG Ferguson and Legislature partner to create Organized Retail Crime Unit within Attorney General’s Office
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the Legislature fully funded his request to create a centralized Organized Retail Crime Unit to coordinate, investigate and prosecute multijurisdictional retail crime statewide.
Apr 21 2023
AG Ferguson, Rep. Mena bill protecting Washingtonians from utility shutoffs during extreme heat signed into law
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a bill Attorney General Bob Ferguson partnered on with Rep. Sharlett Mena, D-Tacoma, to ensure a utility operator cannot shut off Washingtonians’ power or water when the National Weather Service issues a heat-related warning or alert.
Apr 20 2023
Governor signs AG Ferguson, Sen. Pederson legislation that removes unconstitutional death penalty statute from state law
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Senate Bill 5087 into law. The legislation, requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and sponsored by Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, repeals a number of unconstitutional state laws, including Washington’s invalid death penalty statute.
Apr 20 2023
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a new law that establishes a Cold Case Unit in the Attorney General’s Office focused on solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and people.