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Massachusetts ticket companies to pay Washington state $60,000 for violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two Massachusetts-based ticket buying companies, Find My Seats LLC and Box Office Pros LLC, will pay Washington state $60,000 for violating Washington's Ticket Sellers Act by using "ticket bot."

Washington state joins coalition fighting new FCC rules on net neutrality

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Jan. 16 that he is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to withdraw its new net neutrality rules.

Washington state: Charity marketed services for children, duped consumers out of $1.5 million

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Dec. 26 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Roy Bronsin Haueter, his wife, and his children and their spouses for using non-profit donations for personal gain.

Washington state targets Motel 6 to protect consumer privacy after national immigration case

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Jan. 3 against Motel 6, a national hotel chain, for allegations of voluntarily delivering guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for the past two years.

Washington state targets Uber for massive data breach

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Nov. 28 that he has filed a multimillion-dollar consumer protection lawsuit against ride-sharing company Uber for allegations of violating the state’s laws related to data breaches.

More than 40 states allege additional companies involved in generic drug price fixing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a coalition of 46 attorneys general seeks to expand their complaint to include more companies in the alleged generic drug price-fixing conspiracy.

Washington state continues fight against campaign finance violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Oct. 27 that his office has filed a complaint against the Clark County Republican Central Committee for alleged campaign finance violations.

Washington state attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma fueled opioid epidemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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.