Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against non-profit organization Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) and its operations manager, Rosemary Hibbler. Ferguson asserts Hibbler spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the organization’s money for personal gain, including ATM withdrawals at casinos and her own personal bills. Meanwhile, VIEW failed to pay for repairs to veteran housing, wages to its veteran employees, and, at one point, laid off its entire staff and asked them to “volunteer” their labor.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Donald Frank Rooney of Everett has pleaded guilty to trafficking in species threatened with extinction under a voter-approved initiative banning the sale or transfer of products made from certain endangered species.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson urges consumers to be on the lookout for websites posing as the state’s health insurance marketplace.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that national office supply retailer Office Depot will pay $900,000 to resolve the attorney general’s investigation into its deceptive computer repair sales practices.
OLYMPIA — A federal judge ruled today that the Trump Administration violated federal law in its efforts to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after argument before the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
OLYMPIA — To mark the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance (OMVLA) today announced a centralized calendar of upcoming free legal aid clinics across the state. These events, which are coordinated with community partners, provide qualifying military personnel and veterans with free assistance for a range of civil legal issues.
SEATTLE — As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s consumer protection lawsuit, a King County Superior Court judge today ruled that from 2009 to today, for-profit Value Village deceived consumers into believing the company is a nonprofit or a charity and that purchases benefited charities, when they do not. The judge ruled that Value Village knew or should have known its advertising was deceptive.
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Spokane today ruled that the Trump Administration’s so-called “conscience rule” is unlawful, granting summary judgment in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal challenge. The rule would have given 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.
A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of Congress have filed a brief in support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s challenge of the Trump Administration’s border wall “emergency.”