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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit, Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN) will be required to dissolve and pay up to $85,000 for scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds remaining after the sale. These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Eastern Washington today blocked Trump Administration from implementing its changes to the “public charge” rule nationwide while a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a multistate coalition progresses.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, alleging campaign finance violations based on a referral from the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC).
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide has reached 100 corporate chains.
The Attorney General’s Office has filed felony criminal charges against two former Auburn residents, alleging they failed to pay more than $33,000 in wages to 24 employees of their house cleaning businesses in 2017 and 2018. Several employees are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the latest progress in his initiative to end the use of no-poach clauses nationwide. In order to avoid a lawsuit, eight additional corporate chains eliminated their no-poach practices nationwide by entering into legally enforceable agreements to remove the clauses from franchise contracts. The eight chains have 45 locations in Washington and more than 1,400 locations nationwide. This brings the total number of corporate chains that have signed legally binding agreements with Ferguson to eliminate no-poach clauses from all their franchise agreements nationwide to 93, representing more than 140,000 locations.
OLYMPIA — A Thurston County Superior Court judge late yesterday ordered for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions and its principal, William Agazarm, to collectively pay more than $1 million for their role in deceiving Washingtonians by funneling campaign donations to Tim Eyman.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge permanently blocked new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, with the filing of the Endangered Species Act lawsuit yesterday, has now filed 50 lawsuits challenging unlawful actions taken by the Trump Administration.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a multistate lawsuit today challenging Trump Administration rules that significantly undermine the Endangered Species Act, a cornerstone of national conservation law critical to Washington’s effort to save species such as the southern resident orca. Nearly every species afforded protections under the Endangered Species Act have been saved from extinction.