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Bob Ferguson

T-Mobile's no-contract offer in hot water with Washington AG

That's according to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who ordered T-Mobile to change its "deceptive advertising" that omits charges that consumers have to pay for leaving early. "My office identified that T-Mobile was failing to disclose a critical component of their new ...

T-Mobile agrees to change 'deceptive' no-contract ads in deal with Attorney General

T-Mobile may be trying to "unleash" customers from lengthy cellular contracts, but Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is taking issue with what he calls the carrier's "deceptive" new ad campaign. Just one month after T-Mobile reinvented itself as the uncarrier, the company ...

Wash. State Suing Christian Florist After She Refuses to Provide Flowers for Gay Wedding

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a business that refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding. Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts, located in Richland, is the focus of the legal drama, after its owner cited Christian views and ...

Until further notice, there's just one arena plan in play in Seattle area

King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson said there's "a flurry of activity going on" this weekend, which he added is typical for a major proposal. Council members have changes to discuss, and they are negotiating with Hansen as their vote nears. Already included are tweaks that require an ...

Attorney general poses issue on Catholic affiliation for 3 Washington hospitals

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued an opinion Wednesday, saying public hospital districts funded with state taxes that provide maternity services must also provide contraceptives and abortion, or equivalent services and information. Although the opinion can’t be ...

Junk Food Lobby Brings Its Bag of Dirty Tricks to New Hampshire to Fight GMO Labeling

Just two weeks before Election Day, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit accusing GMA of violating the state's campaign disclosure laws, alleging that the trade group secretly gathered more than $7 million from its members to oppose the GMO labeling measure...

T-Mobile Has To Stop Its "Deceptive" No-Contract Ad Push

T-Mobile's big no-contract, Uncarrier campaign just hit a bit of a snag ; Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has ordered the company to correct the deceptive campaign, which promised no contracts and no commitment without saying anything about hardware subsidies. T-Mobile has ...

Have a consumer need? Turn to the Attorney General’s Office

We can help,” said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “The Attorney General’s Office relies on consumer complaints as part of its effort to monitor the marketplace for unfair or deceptive business practices. We will hold those accountable who don’t play by the rules.” Have a ...

National Consumer Protection Week puts focus on ways AGO can help consumers

We can help provide resolution,” said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “The Attorney General’s Office monitors the marketplace for unfair or deceptive business practices, and holds those accountable who don’t play by the rules. Consumer complaints are a critical part of ...

Roadside driving survey ignites road rage, abuse claims

... likely you’re killed by an alcohol-impaired driver, I think that’s well worth the price.” State agencies in Washington asked to participate in the survey would likely have concerns about its constitutionality, said Janelle Guthrie, spokeswoman for Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson...

CONSUMER ALERT: Looking for love in all the wrong places

“Romance scams are an example of why it’s so important to stay safe online ,” says Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “Scammers will do anything to build your trust, and then prey on your emotions so you’ll give up money and personal information.” “These crooks are ...

2013: T-Mobile's Year of the Un-Carrier

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the no-contract talk was deceptive because customers would still have to sign a contract to pay for new phones. The result led T-Mobile to have to agree to let users who signed payment contracts get out of their agreements within the ...

Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Donors to Its Secret 'Defense of Brand Strategic Account'

"This is the largest amount of money ever concealed in an election," says Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, as tobacco-style tactics by likes of PepsiCo and Nestle are revealed in Washington State's lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association over GMO labeling ...

Washington Attorney General Orders T-Mobile To Change "Deceptive" UnCarrier Advertising

By Luke Villapaz | April 27, 2013 1:16 AM EST T-Mobile is under fire by the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for misleading advertising regarding their marketing of their UNcarrier plan. Ferguson took issue with the plan’s claims since they still contain “hidden ...

GMO Battle Turns Inter-Governmental

On October 16, however, well before the election, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court alleging the GM Association violated Washington’s campaign finance disclosure laws when it failed to form the legally required political ...

Shoreline Councilwoman Shari Winstead Announces Re-Election Bid

Early endorsements for Winstead include Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “Shari has proven herself to be a dedicated and effective councilmember. Her hard work and commitment to issues like economic development and community building will keep Shoreline on the Best Places to Live list.” ...

Opponents Of Washington State GMO-Labeling Law Far Outstrip Supporters In Fundraising

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D - Wash.) filed a lawsuit against the GMA on Oct. 16, alleging that it illegally concealed contributors’ identities while collecting $7 million. There is disagreement over whether genetically modified crops pose a health risk to consumers. ...

Book Club Launches for Bus Riders

For the last few years, I've been sharing my 'bus book picks' with my constituents in a regular section of my monthly e-news,” said King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson. “I am thrilled we are launching Books on the Bus.” “One of the many advantages of riding public transit is that it ...

News from The Associated Press

Dunn is expected to match up against Democratic King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson in the November election. But his position on gay marriage has also earned him another opponent, Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon, who jumped into the race as a conservative alternative to Dunn. ...

Online Trust Alliance Finds Data Breaches Spiked to Record Level in 2013

"Businesses and organizations have a responsibility to protect consumer privacy and prevent data breaches from aggressive cyberthieves," said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. "Consumers deserve to know who they can trust. The Online Trust Alliance arms organizations with ...

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