WA State Seeks Millions In Damages From Grocery Manufacturers In Trial

"The [Washington] state attorney general's office is taking a powerful Washington, D.C., lobby, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to court, seeking damages over money laundering in a 2013 initiative campaign.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has reportedly opted not to settle, but will seek damages running in the millions of dollars from the food industry lobby group.

The trial begins Monday in Thurston County Superior Court.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Hirsch awarded summary judgment last month, ruling that the GMA violated state public disclosure laws."

Joel Connelly reports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 8, 2016.

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/12/2016