Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 17 2000
Olympia - April 17, 2000 - Washington state today will receive $73.19 million in restitution from the tobacco industry. The payment is the first of the perpetual annual payments mandated by the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between state attorneys general and the major tobacco manufacturers.
Apr 13 2000
SEATTLE - April 13, 2000 - Washington state, Oregon, California and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today filed settlement papers that clear the way for the merger of BP Amoco and ARCO.
Apr 10 2000
Olympia - April 10, 2000 - Nearly one year since the tragedy at Columbine High School, Attorney General Christine Gregoire today released a new report that points to home life and harassment by kids as key causes of youth violence.
Apr 6 2000
OLYMPIA -- April 6, 2000 - The Attorney General's Office today formally requested that the State Supreme Court review a superior court ruling issued last month, which declared the state's anti-spam law violated the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U. S. Constitution.
Apr 5 2000
OLYMPIA - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced a multi-state settlement that requires one of the country's largest sweepstakes companies to pay restitution to Washington consumers and dramatically change its sweepstakes marketing practices nationwide.
Mar 22 2000
Olympia- March 22, 2000 - Governor Gary Locke and Attorney General Christine Gregoire today asked President Clinton to direct the Coast Guard to adopt new federal regulations protecting Puget Sound from oil spills.
Mar 21 2000
Olympia - March 21, 2000- Obviously I am discouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today. It is very significant that both the majority and the dissenting opinions bluntly acknowledge how deadly and what a devastating social problem tobacco is.
Mar 20 2000
Olympia - - The U. S. Supreme Court is reviewing a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in a case that casts doubt on the constitutionality of the state’s Sexually Violent Predator Law as it applies to a 10-year resident of the state’s Special Commitment Center (SCC) for sex offenders.
Mar 17 2000
Olympia -March 17, 2000- The Attorney General’s Office today filed a formal notice appealing the March 14 ruling that declared Initiative 695 unconstitutional.
Mar 17 2000
OLYMPIA -March 17, 2000 -A Bothell travel company will have to pay $90,000 in immediate restitution to consumers for continuing violations of an agreement to stop deceptive practices in the sale of travel club memberships in Washington and Oregon.

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