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BBB Tip of the Week: This week has consumer protection focus

Each year, Better Business Bureau partners with agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Washington state Attorney General’s Office to educate the public about their consumer rights during National Consumer Protection Week.

Internet user protection bills face tough road in Washington Legislature

Lawmakers’ efforts to enact state restrictions against the sale of information about residents’ internet use faces two major hurdles – time running out in the legislative session and a full-court press by the telecommunications industry to convince them it would cause unnecessary confusion.

Judge orders 5-Hour ENERGY to pay $4.3 million

A King County judge has ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY to pay nearly $4.3 million in penalties and attorneys’ fees for violating the Washington state Consumer Protection Act.

Supreme Court says state not bound by statute of limitations

The state of Washington was not bound by a statute of limitations in filing an antitrust lawsuit against more than 20 foreign electronics manufacturers for alleged price-fixing, the state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.