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Greyhound Will No Longer Allow Suspicionless CBP Sweeps on Its Buses

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reached a settlement with intercity bus company Greyhound Lines Inc. (“Greyhound”) to resolve allegations that Greyhound allowed U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) agents to conduct immigration sweeps on its buses in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

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Timeshare Exit Company Settles Allegations of Misleading Marketing Tactics and Incompetence

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reached a settlement with timeshare exit company Reed Hein & Associates LLC (“Reed Hein”) to resolve allegations that it used deceptive practices to market its timeshare exit services and to represent its clients in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act, Debt Adjusting Act, and Credit Services Organization Act. As previously reported,…

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Federal Appeals Court Urged to Keep Minnesota’s Climate-Change Suit in State Court

A group of 17 Democratic AGs, led by Washington AG Bob Ferguson, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of Minnesota’s position in Minnesota v. American Petroleum Institute et al. that Minnesota’s suit against fossil fuel companies properly belongs in state court. In 2020, Minnesota AG Keith…

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Democratic Attorneys General Urge EPA to Repeal Trump-Era Rule Curtailing State Permitting Authority Under Clean Water Act

A group of 19 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta, New York AG Letitia James, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) urging it to repeal a Trump Administration rule curtailing state authority to deny permits for projects deemed harmful to state waterways under the…

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Gold-Mining Companies Fail to Persuade Court that Washington Attorney General’s Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Is Limited

Washington AG Bob Ferguson obtained a summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against gold-mining companies Crown Resources Corporation and Kinross Gold U.S.A., Inc. (collectively “Mining Companies”) dismissing some of the Mining Companies’ defenses to allegations that they are responsible for years of water pollution from the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine in violation of the Clean Water Act.

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