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San Antonio Hotel Accused of Price-Gouging in Storm

A San Antonio hotel owner has been sued and accused the operator of price-gouging during last month’s storm that left millions of Texans without power and heat during sub-freezing temperatures, the state attorney general’s office said. The attorney general accuses …

Alaska Files $1B Lawsuit Against 21 Poultry Businesses

Alaska has sued 21 businesses involved in the poultry industry, claiming the businesses operated a cartel and illegally inflated the price of most chicken sold in the state. The Alaska Department of Law filed a consumer-protection lawsuit late last month …

Fake Claims, Price Gouging, Bogus Contractors: How Fraudsters Steal Disaster Aid

As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken …

Texas AG Sues 3 Businesses for Price Gouging During Hurricane Harvey

Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed lawsuits against three Texas businesses, accusing them of unlawful price gouging while consumers were in need of fuel, shelter and other essentials as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Texas law prohibits vendors from charging …

Texas Mutual: Judge Upholds State Regulation of Air Ambulances

A Texas district court judge in Austin has upheld the state’s right to regulate fees paid to air ambulances for transporting patients covered by workers’ compensation insurance, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Co. This case involved litigation over whether the …

New Jersey Hotel to Pay $65K in Sandy Price Gouging Case

A hotel in southern New Jersey has agreed to pay nearly $65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels did business as Econo Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. New Jersey state officials claimed …

25 New York Gas Stations Settle Post-Sandy Price-Gouging Claims

Twenty-five gas stations have settled price-gouging claims made against them immediately after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday. The stations settled for a total of $167,850 and investigations are pending against dozens of others, …

2 N.J. Gas Stations Settle Suit Over Alleged Price Gouging After Sandy

Two gas stations in New Jersey will pay a combined $46,000 to settle claims they gouged gas prices following Superstorm Sandy. The state attorney general’s office and the division of consumer affairs announced the settlement Wednesday with the stations in …