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Price gouging litigation continues apace

USA - November 2 2021 As price gouging restrictions remain in place in many states and municipalities, new and ongoing enforcement actions continue to advance or settle…

Timothy E. Burroughs, John R Ingrassia, Shannon D. McGowan, Christopher E Ondeck

Online marketplaces could expose third-party sellers to price gouging liability

USA - September 30 2021 On July 2, 2021, a group of consumers filed a putative class action in Washington District Court alleging Amazon engaged in unlawful price gouging…

Timothy E. Burroughs, John R Ingrassia, Shannon D. McGowan, Christopher E Ondeck

Minnesota files price gouging suit against egg producer

USA - September 14 2021 Although many states of emergency have expired, new lawsuits that allege price gouging continue to be filed. On September 3, 2021, Minnesota Attorney…

John R Ingrassia, Shannon D. McGowan, Christopher E Ondeck

A note of caution: Inflation, Price increases, and the Lingering states of emergencies

USA - June 17 2021 Many companies have increased prices in recent months. Reportedly, across the economy, prices “rose by 5 percent in May compared with a year ago.”…

Kelly Landers Hawthorne, John R Ingrassia, Shannon D. McGowan, Nathaniel Miller, Christopher E Ondeck

Sixth Circuit Remands Price Gouging Case, Allows Kentucky AG to Resume Investigations

USA - May 7 2021 The Sixth Circuit issued its opinion in the Online Merchants Guild v. Cameron case on April 29, 2021, dissolving a preliminary injunction that had…

Kelly Landers Hawthorne, John R Ingrassia, Christopher E Ondeck