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Washington state attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma fueled opioid epidemic

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for allegations of fueling the opioid epidemic through a deceptive marketing campaign.

Washington state for-profit hospital allegedly denied charity care to low-income patients

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 11:12am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 22 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia for allegations of withholding charity care from select patients.

Washington state alleges nation's second-largest for-profit prison management company underpays workers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:48pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 20 that his office has sued the GEO Group Inc. (GEO) for failing to pay proper minimum wage to its workers.

Washington state to send checks to consumers affected by alleged price-fixing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:00pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 14 that his office will send checks in the mail to consumers affected by an alleged price-fixing scheme by LCD manufacturers.

Washington targets St. Joseph Medical Center for alleged charity violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:19am

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for allegations of violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act by withholding charity from tens of thousands of low-income patients.

Washington state proposes updates to the Public Records Act Model Rules

Mark Iandolo Aug. 28, 2017, 3:26pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug 23 that he has filed a proposed update to the Public Records Act (PRA) Model Rules.

Washington state alleges campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:35am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 15 that he has filed a complaint alleging the Pierce County Democratic Central Committee committed campaign finance violations.

Washington state secures debt relief for 2,000 Corinthian Colleges student loan victims

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:26am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 17 that Aequitas Capital Management, a company in Lake Oswego, Oregon, will provide $7 million in debt relief to more than 2,000 Washington student loan borrowers.

Washington state urges U.S. Supreme Court to review 'culverts case'

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:25am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 17 that he has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in U. S. et al v. State of Washington – also known as the “culverts case.”

Washington AG sides with agricultural workers in case against Dovex Fruit

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:02am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 1 that his office has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting agricultural workers in Carranza and Martinez v. Dovex Fruit Company.

Washington state attorney general accuses political action committee of violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 7, 2017, 11:38am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 1 that his office filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court against the Washington & Northern Idaho Laborers Political Action Committee (the PAC) for campaign finance violation allegations.

Washington attorney general alleges Seattle company deceived nonprofit customers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:28am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced July 20 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Blue Utopia, a company providing campaign and non-profit fundraising services located in Seattle, alleging it used new donations to cover old debts to other campaigns.

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.