Latest Bob Ferguson News

Washington justices uphold $18M fine in GMO-labeling case

Jan. 20, 2022 14:36 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly upheld an $18 million fine levied against an association of large food brands that funneled dark money into a state political campaign. The 5-4 decision Thursday found that the penalty against the Grocery Manufacturers...

Washington AG: $45M settlement with student loan company

Jan. 13, 2022 13:38 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a major student loan servicer will provide about $45 million in debt relief and restitution to settle the state's lawsuit that alleged it deceived loan seekers and engaged in unfair practices. It’s part of...

Card-room operator files lawsuit over WA sports betting

Jan. 11, 2022 16:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Washington state officials unlawfully granted Native American casinos a ‘”discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” over sports betting and other types of gambling. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit was filed in U.S....

Charges filed against Electron Hydro over river pollution

Jan. 11, 2022 13:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three dozen criminal charges have been filed against Electron Hydro and its chief operating officer Thom Fischer in connection with a 2020 spill of crumb rubber into the Puyallup River. Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson filed the 36 gross misdemeanor...

WA attorney general tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 23, 2021 20:59 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on Thursday he has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democrat said via Twitter Thursday evening that he had just received word of the positive test and that he’s been isolating at home since he started...

Eyman assets to be sold to satisfy $5M million debt

Dec. 23, 2021 11:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who earlier this year was found liable for years of violations of Washington’s campaign finance laws and owes the state more than $5 million, is facing the court-ordered sale of his assets. Eyman is required to make monthly $10,000...

92 calls affected during 911 outage in Washington state

Dec. 22, 2021 20:51 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 911 outage this month that affected about 20 call centers across seven counties in Washington state was caused by an error in a vendor’s network router, officials said Wednesday. Washington Military Department spokesperson Karina Shagren said about 2,000 calls...

Oregon, among last holdout states, to join opioid agreement

Dec. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, one of the last holdout states in joining a $26 billion settlement with the three largest distributors of opioids and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, is on the verge of signing on, the state's attorney general said Monday. The state had argued with...

Uncertainty follows court's rejection of Purdue opioids deal

Dec. 17, 2021 16:30 PM EST

A federal judge's decision to reject a multibillion dollar opioid settlement involving OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is being hailed as a step toward justice by advocates who have long called for greater accountability for the family that owns the company. But not everyone involved...

Federal judge says Navy jets impacting Whidbey Island

Dec. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Navy made several errors in its environmental impact statement for jet operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, according to a report U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Richard Creatura filed in a lawsuit over the growing fleet of aircraft, called Growlers. ...