Texas Motels Settle Hurricane Price-Gouging Claims

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 7:00 PM EST) -- The Texas attorney general announced Monday that five south Texas motel operators had agreed to collectively pay $88,000 to resolve allegations that they unlawfully raised the prices of their rooms when Hurricane Dolly hit the state in 2008.

Defendants Motel 6, Best Western Las Palmas Inn, Comfort Inn-Edinburg, Comfort Inn-Pharr and Country Hearth Inn & Suits Pharr/McAllen stipulated in separate agreed final judgments to the payment of civil penalties for their “false, misleading or deceptive acts or practices” in connection with the alleged price hikes as...
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