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Tim Eyman, company reimburse Washington attorney general, allowing campaign finance case to continue

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:22pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Tim Eyman and his for-profit company have reimbursed the attorney general’s office $10,000.

Julep Beauty to pay $3 million after deceptive marketing allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 9, 2016, 12:55pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Julep Beauty Inc. and its owner Jane Park will pay $3 million after allegations of deceptive “negative option” marketing tactics, said Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Washington attorney general targets port of Tacoma officials for alleged campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 11:54am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has filed a complaint against the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County (the EDB) and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (the chamber) over allegations of campaign finance violations. These defendants are port of Tacoma officials.  

Washington's settlement with trial lawyers group happened by accident

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 19, 2016, 8:43am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – On July 15, the Washington State Association for Justice, a trial lawyers group, agreed to pay the state of Washington $9,240 to resolve allegations it did not properly report lobbyist information.

Washington attorney general targets Comcast in landmark case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 5, 2016, 11:37am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has filed a lawsuit against cable television and Internet company Comcast over allegations of illegally deceiving consumers.

Washington attorney general opposes Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal project

Mark Iandolo Aug. 4, 2016, 11:46am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson ha announced his Counsel for the Environment will oppose the proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver.

Washington state urges U.S. court not to block federal guidelines regarding transgender people

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2016, 2:24pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced he will lead a coalition of states urging a U.S. District Court not to block the federal government’s ability to protect the civil rights of transgender people.

Washington state attorney general asks court to hold political operative in contempt

Mark Iandolo Aug. 1, 2016, 3:38pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked a court judge to hold Tim Eyman and his political committees in contempt for their alleged failure to meet court-ordered deadlines in disclosing documents to the AGO. He further seeks a $2,000 penalty for every day Eyman continues to fail to meet that deadline.

Supreme Court denies review of Washington state case challenging pharmacy rules

Mark Iandolo Jun. 30, 2016, 2:33pm

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case challenging state rules adopted to ensure patients receive timely access to medication such as emergency contraceptives. Ferguson had filed a brief with the high court urging the Supreme Court to deny the review.

Washington state attorney general responds to charter school legislation challenge

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:19pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has released a statement responding to Pacifica Law Group’s Paul Lawrence, who sent a letter about the charter schools law advanced by legislature this year.

Washington State attorney general asks court to enforce subpoena against Tim Eyman

Mark Iandolo Jun. 10, 2016, 9:17pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office has filed a petition urging the state court to enforce subpoenas issued against Tim Eyman, his political committees, his for-profit company, and a for-profit signature gathering company.

Washington targets Student Aid Center for Consumer Protection Act violations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 12:14pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has brought a lawsuit against Student Aid Center Inc. and its owners, Ramiro Fernandez-Moris and Damien Alvarez, accusing them of charging students illegal fees for debt adjustment services and consolidating student loans.

Court postpones GMA trial after new evidence is brought forward

Mark Iandolo Apr. 20, 2016, 8:19pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A Thurston County Superior Court judge recently postponed the trial in Washington State’s case against the Grocery Manufacturers Association after GMA produced new evidence on the eve of the trial, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced.

Washington state student loan victims to receive full refunds

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:23pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced favorable resolutions for consumers with multiple student loan adjustors that allegedly overcharged students in the state and collected unlawful fees.

Washington state Senate advances e-cigarette, vapor legislation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:34pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced the state’s Senate advanced a bill that reduces youth access to vapor products by a 37-6 vote.

Washington AG alleges Benjamin Rogovy deceived consumers with false testimonials

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 4:01pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Benjamin Rogovy will pay as much as $7,750,000 to roughly 165,000 consumers nationwide after allegations he used deceptive business practices.

LA Investors ordered to pay more than $3.6 million for alleged consumer scam

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:19pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced LA Investors LLC has been ordered to pay more than $3.6 million by a Thurston County judge after allegations it scammed new Washington property owners into buying overpriced deeds.

Washington state attorney general challenges PacifiCorp's proposed rate hike

Legal News Line Mar. 23, 2016, 12:15pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Public Counsel Unit is challenging PacifiCorp’s proposed $20 million electricity rate increase over the next two years.

U.S. District Court resolves Hanford Nuclear Reservation case in Washington state

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 8:58pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that a U.S. District Court judge has resolved the state’s lawsuit against the federal government in the case of nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Washington state court rules against GMA in campaign finance disclosure case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 9:45pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the state in the case against Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. The court ruled GMA violated Washington campaign finance disclosure laws.