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Washington AG Secures Judgment Against Debt Collection Agency over Medical Debt Practices

Washington AG Bob Ferguson has secured a court order imposing civil penalties on Optimum Outcomes, Inc. for the debt collection agency’s alleged failure to comply with the state’s Consumer Protection Act when it collected medical debt payments from consumers without including legally mandated disclosures in its communications. According to the AG’s office, Optimum Outcomes entered…

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Pregnancy Discrimination Targeted by Washington AG Ferguson

Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC accusing the auto parts retailer of violating the state’s Healthy Starts Act, Law Against Discrimination, and Consumer Protection Act by refusing to reasonably accommodate its pregnant employees. According to the complaint, O’Reilly routinely rejected pregnant employees’ requests for workplace accommodations, including the ability…

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PFAS-t and Furious: Five More AGs Sue “Forever Chemical” Manufacturers

Arizona AG Kris Mayes, Maryland AG Anthony G. Brown, Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Rhode Island AG Peter Neronha, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed separate lawsuits against manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for alleged violations of state environmental and consumer protection laws related to PFAS contamination in their respective states’ waterways. The Arizona,…

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