Business provides benefits for the people of Washington, whether they are small family businesses or large corporations. But there are times when businesses also cause harm to the people of Washington. It is the Attorney General's job to make sure that these businesses are held responsible, and to protect the people from recurring problems. Sometimes settlements result in nothing more than a press release and a slap on the wrist to big corporations. Because the consequences are so little, they write this off as the cost of doing business harmful behavior continues.
No harmful behavior should ever be profitable.