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Price gouging law goes into effect

5 years ago July 23, 2010 Jul 23, 2010 Friday, July 23 2010 Friday, July 23, 2010 12:59:51 PM CDT in News
Source: State Attorney General's Office
By: Brian Waldrep
Topics : Price Gouging Law

Price gouging laws have been placed into effect due to Tropical Storm Bonnie.

Price gouging is when a business sells merchandise much higher than is fair during a civil emergency.  The law prohibits the raising of prices above the pre-emergency levels, unless there is a shortage.

Gasoline and rooms at hotels are among the items included in the price gouging law.

If you suspect price gouging, please contact the Louisiana Attorney General's Office at 800-351-4889.

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