Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

September 19, 2000 - Attorney General Christine Gregoire today filed a lawsuit asking that the Yakama Indian Nation be barred from enforcing its ban on the possession, distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages against non-tribal residents and businesses on the Yakama Reservation.
Seattle - Legal victories scored by the Attorney General’s Office in two consumer-protection cases this week resulted in a total of $3.6 million in penalties and fees against the owner of a now-defunct computer company and an Everett-based distributor of unsolicited junk faxes, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said.
SEATTLE - August 24, 2000 - Washington State Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced the last of a series of four settlements with the nation’s leading sweepstakes firms.
Seattle -Aug. 23, 2000- A lawsuit filed today against three Washington travel companies is part of a coordinated nationwide effort to crack down on unscrupulous travel and timeshare operators, Attorney General Christine Gregoire announced.
SEATTLE - Aug. 22, 2000 - Washington state Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced the settlement of a lawsuit against the nation’s largest sweepstakes operator, Publisher's Clearinghouse.
Seattle - August 8, 2000 -Washington and 29 other states and territories today accused some of the nation’s largest recorded-music distributors and retailers of illegally fixing compact disc prices charged by retailers, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said.
Olympia - Aug. 4, 2000 - A settlement reached today with a Connecticut-based merchandiser of discount buying clubs is a victory for consumers, and highlights the need for strong legislative action to protect consumers’ private financial information, Attorney General Christine Gregoire said.
Olympia -July 27, 2000- An Olympia car dealer accused of unfair and deceptive sales practices will pay $75,000 in fees and penalties and be required to make restitution to consumers victimized by its practices, Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire said today.
Seattle - July 19, 2000 - The Washington state Attorney General’s office has completed its review of the proposed sale and merger agreement between Providence Health Systems and Swedish Health Services and will not oppose the plan.
OLYMPIA - Gov. Gary Locke and state Attorney General Christine Gregoire today announced an $8.8 million settlement of the $55 million lawsuit filed against the state by Linda David.