Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

KENNEWICK - Jan. 24, 2002 - Nine people named in a lawsuit filed against organizers of a "Gifting Club" pyramid scheme in the Tri-Cities area have settled with the state and agreed to pay $56,136 in civil penalties, costs and fees.
  State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Energy Transuranic Waste Shipments to Hanford Question and Answer March 4, 2003 On March 4, 2003, the state of Washington filed a lawsuit to stop the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) from sending additional shipments of transuranic waste to Hanford from other
SEATTLE - The nation's largest recorded-music distributors and compact disc retailers will pay a combined total of $143 million to settle a national price fixing case in which states alleged consumers paid too much for compact discs.
Toys R Us Grant Distribution           Grant Organization Location Amount Description of Grant Proposal   Adams County Community Network Othello $10,500.00 Books for Othello Migrant Day Care Center.   Family Crisis Network Newport $5,000.00
OLYMPIA - January 10, 2002 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed suit against an online pharmacy and a Florida physician who prescribed powerful antibiotics to treat and prevent anthrax without consulting, meeting or even speaking with patients.
SEATTLE – A new state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured homeowners and landlords and ensuring the state’s nearly 1,400 park owners continue to comply with state laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 6, 2002 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire testified this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Accountability Issues: Lessons Learned From Enron's Fall."
Seattle - November 21, 2001 - Governor Gary Locke and Attorney General Christine Gregoire, along with representatives of state law enforcement and prosecutors’ organizations, announced proposed joint legislation Wednesday which would provide tough, comprehensive new tools to fight terrorism.
Olympia – Nov. 7, 2001 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today warned consumers to be wary of websites offering products that claim to protect people from bioterror agents such as anthrax.
Senior Counsel Malcolm Ross with the Attorney General's Office Sexually Violent Predator Unit won a civil commitment case that prevents the release of a dangerous sexually violent predator back into Lewis County.

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