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Washington AG Recovers Additional $9.3 Million in Stolen Unemployment Funds

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office has recovered an additional $9.3 million in money stolen as part of a nationwide pandemic unemployment fraud scheme perpetrated against the state’s Employment Security Department.

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FTC and Bipartisan AG Coalition Bring Antitrust Case Against Pesticide Manufacturers for Allegedly Inflating Prices

The FTC and a group of 12 AGs filed a lawsuit in the Middle District of North Carolina against pesticide manufacturers Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, Syngenta’s related entities, and Corteva, Inc., alleging that they violated the FTC Act, the Clayton Act, the Sherman Act, and state competition and consumer protection laws by utilizing “loyalty programs”…

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AG Coalition Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Workers’ Right to Strike

A group of 16 AGs submitted amicus briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174, urging the Court to find that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) preempts state law tort claims for conversion and trespass to chattels based on loss of products resulting from a worker strike.

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Washington AG Prevails in Consumer Protection Act Lawsuits

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office secured victory in two Consumer Protection Act (CPA) lawsuits against Florida-based companies CA Certificate Service (CCS) and Labor Poster Compliance (LPC), as well as their owners, following a King County Superior Court Judge’s granting of the AG’s motions for summary judgment in both cases. As previously reported,…

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Western AGs Seek to Intervene In Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

California AG Rob Bonta, Washington AG Bob Ferguson, and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum have filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest requesting that FERC deny an application for a capacity expansion for the Gas Transmission Northwest Express (GTN) pipeline, a 1,377 mile-long pipeline running from British Columbia to Malin, Oregon, which is just north of the California state line. The project would expand the amount of natural gas transmitted by the pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day, which, according to the AGs, would have significant impacts on climate change.

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