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Washington AG continues to take on campaign finance in newest lawsuit

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 7:01pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on July 11 that his office filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court against the Service Employees International Union Leadership Council 14, also known as SEIU Washington State Council, for allegations of campaign finance violations.

Washington joins multistate coalition challenging Trump administration delay of new energy standards

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:19pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced June 13 that he is suing the Trump administration along with 10 other state attorneys general over allegations the administration is delaying new energy efficiency standards that will result in consumer savings and a reduction in pollution to the environment.

Washington state settles with 2 restaurants that allegedly mislabeled fish in sushi products

Mark Iandolo Jun. 5, 2017, 9:26am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced May 25 that his office has settled with two state restaurants. The restaurants will cease the alleged mislabeling of fish in their sushi products.

Washington governor signs bill approving conditions for government contracts

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced May 8 that Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law his bipartisan bill to ban businesses that have willfully violated wage theft laws from being awarded government contracts.

Washington AG targets former judge for alleged campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:36am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced May 8 that has he filed a campaign finance lawsuit against former Grant County Superior Court judge Jerry Moberg and Moses Lake business owner Ken Greene.

Washington charges agricultural company with violating discrimination laws

Mark Iandolo May 1, 2017, 3:11pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced April 26 that he has filed a lawsuit against Horning Brothers LLC, a Quincy-based agricultural company, for allegations of violating Title VII of the federal 1964 Civil Rights Act 1964 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

Washington state bipartisan student borrowing bill advances through legislature

Mark Iandolo Apr. 20, 2017, 3:31pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his bipartisan legislation to provide more transparency to students regarding their borrowing has been advanced by the state’s legislature via a unanimous vote in the Senate.

Washington state targets alleged deficient campaign finance filings

Mark Iandolo Apr. 20, 2017, 1:12pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his office has filed three separate complaints in Thurston County Superior Court for alleged deficient campaign finance filings.

Washington AG targets politician, alleging campaign finance fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:13am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced March 31 that his office has filed a campaign finance lawsuit against Tim Eyman for allegations of improperly using $308,000 in contributions made to political committees, concealing contributions totaling $490,185 and conducting misleading campaign finance reporting.

Campaign finance complaint filed against Washington State lawmaker

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2017, 2:22pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office has filed complaints in Thurston County Superior Court against state Sen. Sam Hunt and against the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee, alleging deficient campaign finance reports.

Electroimpact to pay Wash. $485,000 after allegations of discriminating against Muslims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:20am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that Mukilteo-based aerospace company Electroimpact will pay $485,000 after allegations of discrimination and retaliation, as well as unfair and deceptive advertising.

Washington state lawmaker to pay nearly $6,500 after campaign finance probe

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 1:30pm

Washington Rep. Frank Chopp will pay $6,469.78 for alleged campaign finance violations, the Washington Attorney General's Office said. 

Washington judge orders GMA to pay $1.1 million in costs, fees after lawsuit

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2017, 8:54am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced March 1 that Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has been ordered to pay close to $1.1 million in costs and fees from Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit.

Wash. AG: Vulnerable adult bill makes it through House

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:33am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his bipartisan legislation designed to fight the financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in the state was advanced by the House of Representatives in a 92-4 vote. The bill next goes to the state Senate.

Wash. high court upholds lower court decision in LGBT discrimination case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:29am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 16 that the state’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland Florist for alleged LGBT discrimination.

Washington state attorney general resolves two campaign finance violation cases

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:26am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 13 that his office has resolved two campaign finance violation cases.

Washington's move to curb tobacco among young adults 'encouraging,' professor says

Chandra Lye Feb. 21, 2017, 8:29am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Raising the minimum legal purchasing age could help young adults in Washington from becoming established smokers, according to one researcher.

Wash.judge orders makers of 5-hour ENERGY to pay $4.3M

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 8:42am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 8 that a King County judge has ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY to pay nearly $4.3 million after multiple alleged violations of the state Consumer Protection Act.

Greenacres Motors to pay fines, adopt non-discrimination policies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:48am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Greenacres Motors has agreed to accept fines and penalties totaling $280,000 following allegations of a pattern of sexual harassment by former owner and employee Monte L. Masingale.

Washington secretary of state to pay $10,115 for alleged campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 1, 2017, 8:52am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Washington’s Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, will pay $10,115 for alleged campaign finance violations.