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ANALYSIS: Skeptical NY Court Dumps AG’s Early Price Gouging Case

Oct. 1, 2020, 2:28 PM

In one of the first price gouging cases adjudicated since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, a New York trial court dismissed price gouging charges against Quality King Distributors Inc., a health care products distributor operating out of Long Island, N.Y.

The case puts some meat on the bones of what New York’s price gouging law means for retailers. The court also rejected a constitutional attack on New York’s price gouging law. Given that cases are pending in state trial courts throughout the country, these initial decisions under state price gouging statutes may provide much-needed guidance on what constitutes...

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