OLYMPIA — A federal judge rejected the U.S. Department of Energy’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Attorney General Bob Ferguson over longstanding worker safety issues at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
OLYMPIA — In a historic decision, a Thurston County Superior Court judge today ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $18 million in penalties and punitive damages, after Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit revealed GMA intentionally violated Washington campaign finance laws. The case arose from Ferguson’s investigation of the finances of opposition to voter Initiative 522, which would have required labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in food sold to consumers.
Procuraduría General: Ex funcionaria de préstamos cobraba honorarios ilícitos, no ofrecía verdadera ayuda con préstamos, bancarrota
SEATTLE — El Procurador General, Bob Ferguson, presentó hoy una demanda de protección al consumidor en contra de la ex funcionaria de préstamos del condado de Whatcom; está acusada de ofrecer servicios de modificación de préstamos para la vivienda y la bancarrota, pues bajo la ley estatal no está calificada para proporcionar ninguno de ellos, además de cobrar honorarios considerables ilegalmente y por adelantado, y proporcionar poca o ninguna ayuda.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a former Whatcom County loan officer, accusing her of offering home loan modification and bankruptcy services, neither of which she is qualified for under state law, then charging hefty and illegal up-front fees, while providing little or no help.
Nearly half a million Washingtonians had their personal information compromised as a result of data breaches between July of 2015 and July of this year, according to a report issued today by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The release coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced that it filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court today alleging campaign finance violations by the Freedom Foundation. Specifically, the AGO alleges that the Freedom Foundation failed to properly and timely file independent expenditure reports disclosing money it spent to oppose statewide ballot measures.
The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Pierce County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a Pierce County sex offender to prevent his release into the community.
KELSO — A Cowlitz County jury today denied the release of a sexually violent predator after a prosecutor from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit proved that he remains mentally ill and sexually dangerous.
An Island County jury on Thursday decided not to release a sexually violent predator after prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office proved that he remains both mentally ill and a danger to the community.
Two individuals and a corporation pled guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court to multiple violations of the Washington Clean Air Act. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the criminal charges in May, over the defendants’ illegal handling of hazardous asbestos.