Oct 22 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James, led a coalition of 22 states and the District of Columbia in filing a comment letter opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule which would unlawfully curtail state authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
Oct 21 2019
On Friday, Oct. 25, the Attorney General’s Office will offer its third free legal clinic for Spokane-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver’s license restoration and select family law issues.
Oct 17 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging Washington student loan borrowers who have had trouble with public service loan forgiveness to submit a complaint to the Attorney General’s Office. According to the U.S. Department of Education, it has only approved 1 percent of applications for loan forgiveness under the program.
Oct 16 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit, Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN) will be required to dissolve and pay up to $85,000 for scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds remaining after the sale. These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
Oct 11 2019
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Eastern Washington today blocked Trump Administration from implementing its changes to the “public charge” rule nationwide while a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a multistate coalition progresses.
Oct 8 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, alleging campaign finance violations based on a referral from the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC).
Oct 7 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide has reached 100 corporate chains.
Oct 1 2019
The Attorney General’s Office has filed felony criminal charges against two former Auburn residents, alleging they failed to pay more than $33,000 in wages to 24 employees of their house cleaning businesses in 2017 and 2018. Several employees are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.
Sep 30 2019
AG Ferguson’s initiative ends no-poach clauses at eight more corporate chains with more than 1,400 locations nationwide
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, eight additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The eight chains have 45 locations in Washington and more than 1,400 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 93, representing more than 140,000 locations.
Sep 30 2019
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge late yesterday ordered for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions and its principal, William Agazarm, to collectively pay more than $1 million for their role in deceiving Washingtonians by funneling campaign donations to Tim Eyman.