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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 9 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.
Oct 4 2017
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to inventory, test and help investigate the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits, which provide DNA evidence for sexual assault investigations.
Sep 28 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing resulted in the deaths of Washingtonians and devastation to Washington families.
Sep 26 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorneys with the Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit are in federal court in New York today for the first hearing on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s case seeking to halt President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Sep 25 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he and his softball team will go head-to-head with Governor Jay Inslee to determine who will prevail at “America’s greatest pastime.” The softball game reignites a decades-old rivalry between the offices and will be held at Stevens Field #1 at 300 24th Ave. SE, Olympia, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25.
Sep 25 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a federal court to allow the State of Washington to join a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
Sep 22 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia, alleging it repeatedly violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act by withholding charity care from thousands of low-income patients.
Sep 20 2017
TACOMA — El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy una demanda en contra de The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), el segundo proveedor de cárceles privadas más grande del país, por no pagar el salario mínimo a sus trabajadores, lucrando millones en ganancias ilícitas. La demanda del estado solicita al tribunal que ordene a la compañía a renunciar a estas ganancias.
Sep 20 2017
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), the second-largest private prison provider in the country, for not paying its workers the minimum wage, netting the company millions in ill-gotten profits. The state’s lawsuit asks the court to order the company to give up these profits.
Sep 20 2017
OLYMPIA — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit are in Thurston County Superior Court, fighting to prevent a dangerous sex offender from being conditionally released into the community. The trial begins today and is expected to continue for approximately two weeks.