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U.S.: Eight businesses sued for price inflation post-Sandy

 |  November 12, 2012

New Jersey’s Attorney General has officially sued eight of the state’s businesses for inflated prices in the wake of the Hurricane Sandy disaster. AG Jeffrey Chiesa has brought the case against seven gas stations and a hotel for price gouging, the first cases of their kind since the storm hit. According to court documents, gas stations are being accused of inflating prices from 17 to 59 percent; the hotel is accused of inflating prices by 32 percent. More than 2,000 complaints have been submitted to New Jersey’s Consumer Affairs Division over unfair prices of essentials such as food, water, gas and lodging. AG Chiesa says the Division has yet to investigate hundreds more claims.

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