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Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Recent News About State of Washington

  • Wash. AG settles with financial planning companies

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced settlements Tuesday with four financial planning companies that allegedly targeted senior veterans with schemes related to asset management.

  • McKenna files response in Backpage.com's lawsuit

    McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, along with county prosecutors from across the state, has filed a response to a lawsuit from the online classified website Backpage.com.

  • Wash. SC: State can collect tax on roll-your-own cigs for now

    Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The State of Washington can collect taxes on roll-your-own cigarettes for now, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling last week.

  • Wash. judge denies injunction in health care lawsuit

    McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - A King County judge has ruled in favor of Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna in a case brought by dozens of women and a progressive group, who sought to have the attorney general alter his filings in the multistate lawsuit against the federal health care law.

  • SEIU named again in labor complaint

    SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- An employee for a Seattle nonprofit has filed a complaint against the Service Employees International Union with the National Labor Relations Board.

  • Wash. AG candidate troubled by legislation

    Dunn OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - A candidate for Washington attorney general says a bill that would strip the Attorney General's Office of some of its powers is "partisan retaliation" for current Attorney General Rob McKenna joining the federal health care lawsuit.

  • Wash. lawmakers take aim at AG's office in bill

    McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - A bill introduced this week in the Washington Legislature takes aim at the state attorney general's powers.

  • Wash. SC swears in new justice

    Gonzalez OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Steven Gonzalez was sworn in as the Washington State Supreme Court's newest justice Monday.

  • Qwest, CenturyLink investing in Washington

    McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Tuesday that he has reached an agreement with Qwest, CenturyLink and the staff of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission concerning a proposed merger.

  • Former AG, senator defends McKenna joining health care lawsuit

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna may have ruffled some political feathers when he joined with other Republican AGs to challenge recently enacted health care legislation but he is within his powers to file suit, one of McKenna's predecessors said Friday.

  • Wash. programs to benefit from Enron settlement

    McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Utility customers who were gouged by Enron's manufactured energy crisis in 2000 and 2001 will see payback this week as Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has sent over $9 million to programs to benefit those customers in his state.

  • Minnesota files lawsuits over two health insurance schemes

    Lori Swanson (D) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Two lawsuits have been filed by Minnesota's attorney general against companies that allegedly scammed Minnesota citizens struggling with the high cost of health care.

  • Ruling: Washington justice not entitled to state's legal help

    Richard Sanders OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-The state of Washington does not have to pay for state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sander's defense against ethics complaints, the high court ruled Thursday.

  • Oregon AG seeks to join lawsuit over Hanford cleanup

    John Kroger (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General John Kroger will seek to join a lawsuit against the federal government over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

  • Washington AG contender takes shots at incumbent McKenna

    McKenna OLYMPIA -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is in the thick of an election battle with John Ladenburg, who lost the Democratic primary for attorney general about 16 years ago.

  • Tort laws out of whack, costing the Evergreen State, says AG McKenna

    McKenna OLYMPIA -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday that tort laws in the Evergreen State are allowing claimants to unfairly siphon scarce government resources.