NJ Officials Probing Post-Sandy Price Gouging Claims

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT) -- New Jersey is cracking down on alleged price gouging amid the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, with officials on Wednesday announcing investigations into consumer complaints that gas stations, retailers selling generators, hotels and other merchants have illegally jacked up prices.

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs deployed teams of investigators across the state following about 100 calls from consumers.

Among the complaints, consumers have said gas stations have increased their prices by 20 to 30 percent in one day, hardware stores have doubled the price...
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