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Bob Ferguson

Jun 7 2019
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against the city administrator of Wapato, accusing him of using his former position as mayor to unlawfully enrich himself. The lawsuit also names the Wapato City Council and the current mayor of Wapato for their roles in approving the scheme.
Jun 6 2019
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld its previous decision in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland florist. The court again found that Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by refusing to serve a same-sex couple seeking to buy wedding flowers in 2013.
Jun 6 2019
A King County Superior Court judge today ruled that multi-billion dollar telecommunications conglomerate Comcast violated the Consumer Protection Act more than 445,000 times when it charged tens of thousands of Washingtonians for its Service Protection Plan without their consent. Judge Timothy Bradshaw ordered Comcast to pay nearly $9.1 million in penalties, in addition providing restitution to tens of thousands of Washington Service Protection Plan customers.
Jun 6 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to revise Washington’s water quality standards. These standards, which apply specifically to Washington, are used to determine how clean the state’s waters must be in order to protect human health.
May 28 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s “conscience rule,” which gives health care professionals broad discretion to refuse lawful and medically necessary care to patients for religious or moral reasons, even when the patient’s life is at risk.
May 24 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that as a result of his lawsuit, a family who operated a group of sham charities are banned for life from all activity in the charity sector and must pay nearly $300,000 to the Attorney General’s Office. A judge previously ruled that the Haueters broke the law in multiple ways operating its charities.
May 17 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced consumers have an additional month to obtain their share of a nearly $40 million recovery in Ferguson’s CRT price-fixing case. The deadline to file a claim is extended to June 17, 2019.
May 17 2019
El procurador general Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que los consumidores cuentan con un mes más para obtener su parte de los casi $40 millones recuperados por Ferguson en el caso de fijación de precios de CRT. El plazo para presentar una solicitud de indemnización se extiende hasta el 17 de junio del 2019.
May 14 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, five additional corporate chains eliminated no-poach practices nationwide, entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The five chains have 73 locations in Washington and more than 2,500 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to 62.
May 13 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that CHI Franciscan will pay up to $2.5 million to resolve a federal antitrust lawsuit Ferguson filed against the Tacoma-based non-profit health system in 2017. CHI Franciscan is also required to divest its controlling interest in an outpatient surgery center it acquired in Silverdale, restoring competition for services on the Kitsap Peninsula.

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