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Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Sunnyside, asserting that the city has unlawfully and repeatedly used its Crime Free Rental Housing Program to force tenants out of their homes without evidence that they engaged in criminal activity, and without proper notice or court orders in violation of state and federal law. Despite multiple communications between the Attorney General’s Office and city leaders, the city refuses to come into compliance with the law.
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson presentó hoy una demanda federal de derechos civiles contra la Ciudad de Sunnyside, en la que afirma que la ciudad ha utilizado de manera ilegal y repetida su Programa de Viviendas de Alquiler Libres de Crimen (Crime Free Rental Housing Program) para forzar a los inquilinos a salir de sus hogares sin evidencia de que se encuentren implicados en actividades delictivas y sin la debida notificación u órdenes judiciales, en violación de las leyes estatales y federales. A pesar de los múltiples comunicados entre la Oficina del Procurador General y los líderes de la ciudad, la ciudad se niega a estar en cumplimiento con la ley.
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today rejected an attempt by three multi-billion dollar opioid distributors to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit seeking to hold the companies accountable for their role in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic.
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge today found initiative promoter Tim Eyman in contempt a second time in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit. Eyman and/or his company, Watchdog for Taxpayers, have been in contempt on separate discovery violations for 525 days, racking up sanctions of $211,750.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit successfully blocked the release of a convicted sex offender after a Kitsap County judge decided he should not be conditionally released into the community.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, along with 49 other attorneys general, today announced that credit-reporting agency Equifax will pay more than half a billion dollars because of a 2017 data breach affecting nearly 150 million individuals nationwide. This is the largest data breach enforcement action in U.S. history.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco has agreed to step down and forfeit any severance pay to resolve a lawsuit Ferguson filed in June accusing Orozco of using his former position as mayor to unlawfully enrich himself. Orozco resigned shortly after noon today.
OLYMPIA — As a result of an Attorney General’s Office investigation, Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, will pay $10 million nationwide for failing to secure sensitive consumer data and for misleading consumers before and after a data breach affecting millions across the country. Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 30 state attorneys general investigating the company’s practices.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump announced he would abandon his attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 19 other attorneys general in support of a lawsuit seeking to force the Trump Administration to provide safe, sanitary conditions for immigrant children it has detained.