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SEATTLE —  Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the state, city and county governments in Washington state received a $123.34 million lump sum payment from opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The funds are the latest payments from Ferguson’s litigation against companies that fueled the opioid crisis, and must be split evenly between state and local governments. Ferguson directed the funds must be used to combat the opioid epidemic.
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que Greenridge Farms y Baker Produce, con sede en Pasco, pagarán $470 000 para resolver su demanda de derechos civiles sobre múltiples acusaciones de agresión sexual y acoso sexual de trabajadoras agrícolas por parte de uno de los supervisores de las empresas.  Ferguson también alega que las empresas tomaron represalias contra ellas cuando denunciaron los hechos.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Pasco-based Greenridge Farms and Baker Produce will pay $470,000 to resolve his civil rights lawsuit over multiple allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment of female farmworkers by one of the companies’ supervisors.  Ferguson also asserts the companies retaliated against them when they spoke out.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Food & Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case challenging the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication mifepristone:
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will partner with the U.S. Department of Justice and a bipartisan group of 20 attorneys general in an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for monopolizing the smartphone market.
SEATTLE — Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the launch of HearMeWA, a first-of-its-kind statewide reporting system exclusively focused on the safety and well-being of young people.
PORT ORCHARD — The first prosecution by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s new Organized Retail Crime Unit ended in a conviction today, when a Bremerton man pleaded guilty to stealing and then selling tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise. 
WENATCHEE — A jury found a veterans nonprofit and its founder and CEO, Thelbert “Thad” Lawson Jr., liable for pervasive and ongoing sexual harassment of 12 women. The jury ordered the defendants to pay nearly $1.5 million to the victims of the harassment as a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s civil rights lawsuit.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that 24,492 claims checks will head to Washingtonians in the next week as a result of his antitrust lawsuits against chicken and tuna producers. The checks amount to an additional $2.59 million to eligible households throughout the state. 
ASOTIN — The Attorney General’s Office announced today that it filed felony charges against Trevor Lunney, of Clarkston, in Asotin County Superior Court for intimidation of a judge and four counts of harassment against local officials.