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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Lumen, formerly CenturyLink, will pay a total of $825,000 to 1,099 Washington telephone customers it disconnected during the pandemic in violation of the emergency health and safety moratorium. The payment resolves two separate investigations by Ferguson’s Public Counsel Unit and his Consumer Protection Division.
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on the trial verdict in the death of Manuel Ellis:
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that, as a result of his multistate antitrust lawsuit against Google, Washington Google Play Store users are eligible for a share of a $700 million nationwide resolution against the global technology giant. 
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he is partnering with Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center, and Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, to propose legislation in the 2024 session to create an Artificial Intelligence Task Force. The task force will convene industry representatives, civil liberty groups, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to discuss AI benefits and risks and make recommendations to the Legislature. 
MONTESANO — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a Grays Harbor County Superior Court judge ordered the owners of an Ilwaco mobile home park to pay $926,500 in penalties for unlawfully issuing eviction and utility shut-off notices, plus the Attorney General’s Office’s costs and fees.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his eighth annual data breach report today that shows data breaches remain at historic levels. However, the number of breaches and Washingtonians affected has gone down over the past two years. 
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office is mailing checks to hundreds of thousands of Washington households as a result of his successful antitrust lawsuits against large chicken and tuna corporations that engaged in price-fixing.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and New York Attorney General Letitia James are leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general to file a brief seeking to block an Idaho law that categorically bars transgender students from using school facilities like bathrooms or locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today on his office’s federal lawsuit against Meta for knowingly harming youth mental health. The social media company recently agreed to unseal information it had previously designated confidential. 
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office will partner with tribes across Washington to research, identify and create an inventory of cold cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people that date back more than 40 years.