Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

OLYMPIA – July 14, 2003 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today warned consumers about scam e-mails that try to trick consumers out of personal information by appearing to come from a company they may have an account with.
SEATTLE - Washington consumers who do not wish to receive telemarketing calls can now join the Federal Trade Commission's National Do Not Call Registry, according to Attorney General Christine Gregoire.
OLYMPIA -- Washington and El Paso Corp. today signed an agreement settling the state's claims that the natural gas company manipulated gas prices and abused its market position during the West Coast's 2000-2001 energy crisis.
OLYMPIA -- The state Democratic Central Committee was assessed a $250,000 civil penalty and will be required to provide yearly audits to the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) under an agreement filed today in Thurston County Superior Court that settles allegations of financial-reporting violations against the central committee.
Olympia -6.19.03- The owner of the Branch Villa and Merry Haven nursing homes entered a guilty plea today in King County Superior Court to a criminal charge stemming from misusing resident trust funds.
Olympia - 6.18.03 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today Washington state will receive $1.7 million from tobacco companies in a new settlement between states and the industry.
Olympia -- Attorney General Christine Gregoire today called for an aggressive, sustained and comprehensive assault against spam by government, industry and consumers.
OLYMPIA - June 16, 2003 - The Attorney General's Office has distributed $300,000 to health programs in Washington as part of the settlement of an anti-competitive drug pricing case.
Olympia - Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today she will join other state attorneys general in urging the United States Supreme Court to review the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.
SEATTLE - 5.30.03 - The Attorney General's office has filed suit against the operators of an Internet billing service who allegedly obtained customers without authorization and then charged them $4.99 for each minute they were connected to the service.