Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Olympia -May 7, 2001 - Federal regulators who are examining the fairness of wholesale electrical pricing in the West should look at price setting at all times, not just when reserves are small, Washington state Attorney General Christine Gregoire believes.
Seattle - Successful online auction bidders who prefer to pay with cash may expose themselves to greater risks than if they had used credit cards to pay for their purchases, according to a new report from the Attorney General's Office and the University of Washington Center for Law, Commerce & Technology.
SEATTLE -- An agreement involving Washington and nine other states will require the nation's leading Internet-advertising service to better inform consumers when the company gathers information about the web-surfing activities of Internet users, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today.
OLYMPIA - The conclusion of an 11-month inquiry into alleged violations of humane slaughter, worker safety and food safety laws at the IBP, Inc. beef packing plant in Wallula was announced today by Jim Jesernig, director of Agriculture; Gary Moore, director of Labor and Industries; and Attorney General Christine Gregoire.
Olympia - April 9, 2001- Attorney General Christine Gregoire issued the following statement today about the Administration’s budget proposal for the cleanup of radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site.
Seattle - March 28, 2001- A suit filed today by the Attorney General's Office alleges an Everett company used deceptive tactics to sell computer equipment on Internet auction sites. The tactics allegedly included using shill bidders to inflate product prices.
Olympia - March 27, 2001 - A new Surgeon General's report on women and smoking underscores the need for effective anti-smoking efforts to counter the tobacco industry's marketing to women and girls, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today.
Olympia - March 23, 2001 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today called for the preparation of legal action in the event the federal government breaks its promise to begin construction this summer on a facility to treat radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
EVERETT, Wash., March 22, 2001 - The operators of Pacific Siding Company of Bothell were charged today with eight counts of first degree theft in connection with the alleged theft of nearly $255,000 in state and local sales taxes.
OLYMPIA - March 19, 2001 - Washington state Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a coordinated effort with four other state attorneys general to force compliance with the 1998 National Tobacco Settlement.