Hi, I’m Jay Cohen from Blass Law and I want to talk about price gouging.
This is when during an emergency someone sells or demands an excessive or exorbitant price for fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools or another necessity.
During this emergency we’re probably gonna see this happen with another necessity. Something like hand sanitizer, Lysol wipes, things that people need because of this specific pandemic. And, just because someone is charged or being investigated for price gouging doesn’t mean that they are guilty of price gouging.
There are plenty of incidences where a small store that doesn’t ordinarily carry these products, could have called their distributor and said “Hey, I need some hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes.” Both to help the community and to make some profit, and they’re entitled to do that.
So, ordering things in a small batch they may have to pay for expedited shipping, they may have to pay more per unit, than say Wal-Mart or Target, but they can still sell those items and they can sell them for a higher price.
So, if you’ve been charged or you’re being investigated for price gouging, you need to call Blass Law so we can help.