Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 21 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a bipartisan group of 38 other attorneys general today called on Congress to pass two bills to help reduce the flow of opioids into the black market. The bills, sponsored by Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, increase penalties on opioid manufacturers and distributors.
May 18 2018
MONTESANO — The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition today in Grays Harbor County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
May 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN), accusing the company of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the sale. These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars from each homeowner.
May 10 2018
The Washington Supreme Court agreed today with Attorney General Bob Ferguson that agricultural workers who are paid on a “piece-rate” basis by what they pick are also entitled to hourly compensation for time they spend on other aspects of their jobs.
May 3 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined California and New Jersey in supporting two California cities’ challenge against the world’s five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies for their role in causing climate change.
May 1 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he is joining 16 other states in challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt’s decision to rescind the final approval of standards for light-duty vehicle emissions and fuel economy.
Apr 26 2018
OLYMPIA — A federal judge today rejected an effort by the Northwest Detention Center’s operator, GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating Washington’s minimum wage laws.
Apr 19 2018
OLYMPIA — When Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against iYogi accusing it of scamming consumers, it was one of the largest independent tech support providers in the world. Now, iYogi has essentially shut down after the King County Superior Court entered $6.3 million in judgments against iYogi’s international parent company in India and its U.S. subsidiary.
Apr 19 2018
OLYMPIA — A King County Superior Court judge today found a Renton man guilty of multiple felony charges from his illegal dump and wrecking yard, in a case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Counsel for Environmental Protection.
Apr 17 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a guide designed to be posted in workplaces to educate Washingtonians about their rights regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.