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New Jersey Hotel Settles Superstorm Sandy Price Gouging Case

The state alleged that the company engaged in 545 instances of price gouging from Oct. 27, 2012, to Nov. 5, 2012. The state’s complaint was filed in December 2012.

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Hotels, Gas Station Settle With N.J. Over Price-Gouging Allegations

New Jersey state officials said Monday that settlements have been reached with two hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy.

05/12/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York Attorney General Schneiderman Warns Against Price Gouging

Schneiderman wrote to the vendors, reminding them that General Business Law prohibits increasing the costs of essential items and services during natural disasters or other events that disrupt the market.

01/02/2014

A Hess gas station employee directs gas lines on Rte 110 in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 3, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York AG Announces Results Of Post-Sandy Price Gouging Investigation

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said 29 gas stations have either reached settlements or are being sued for price gouging.

05/02/2013

Patrons wait in line to get their gas containers filled on November 2, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

12 More NY Gas Stations Being Investigated For Alleged Price Gouging

The gas stations involved in this latest probe include four on Long Island, six in New York City and two in Westchester County.

11/29/2012

People line up to fill gas canisters at a gas station in New Jersey on November 2, 2012. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NJ AG Files Suits Against 10 More Businesses For Alleged Storm Price Gouging

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said Wednesday the second round of price gouging lawsuits are against seven hotels and three gas stations.

11/28/2012

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Lawmakers Call For Better Consumer Protection Against Gas Price Gouging

Two New York State lawmakers on Sunday calling for more protection for consumers against price gouging at the gas pump.

11/18/2012

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CBS 2 Confronts Business Owners Accused Of Price Gouging In Wake Of Storms

After the one-two punch of Superstorm Sandy and the nor’easter, many homeowners are on the hunt for supplies and repair work. But some customers complained that vendors are showing no pity — and unreasonably raised their prices.

11/09/2012

People line up to fill gas canisters at a gas station in New Jersey on November 2, 2012. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

AG Files Suits Against Gas Stations, Hotel In Northern NJ Alleging Storm Price Gouging

The gas stations are accused of raising pump prices anywhere from 17 to 59 percent higher during the state of emergency related to the storm. The hotel is accused of raising room rates by 32 percent.

11/09/2012

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Consumers Complain Of Post-Sandy Price Gouging At Many Area Gas Stations

While getting around may be easier since Superstorm Sandy, paying a reasonable price for gas is not – at least at some locations CBS 2 found.

11/07/2012

Mobil gas station In White Plains (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Tri-State Area Motorists Face Long Lines, Possible Price Gouging In Hunt For Gas

Lines remained unbearably long at gas stations a full seven days after Superstorm Sandy hit, and motorists have been wondering when they will finally see relief at the pump.

11/05/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file/credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Officials Prepare For ‘Catastrophic’ Weather Event

Gov. Malloy has again urged shoreline residents to heed his evacuation order. He declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Malloy said Sandy is forecast to cause more flooding damage than the state saw in the devastating hurricane of 1938.

10/28/2012

People wait in line for gas during a mandatory evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in North Cape May, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain)

NJ Officials Investigating Claims Of Price Gouging In Wake Of Irene

Roughly 50 people have called New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs about price gouging of gas, batteries, bottled water and hotel rooms.

08/31/2011

Flooding in Little Falls, NJ (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

New Jersey Residents Reporting Irene-Related Price Gouging

Thomas Calcagni, director of the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs, says the department is “aggressively investigating” each allegation of price gouging. Those include allegations of overcharging for bottled water and gasoline.

08/30/2011

Gas prices in the Tri-State continue to rise, leaving many drivers frustrated and worried that prices will be even higher by summer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Why Do Gas Prices Jump So High Seemingly Overnight?

It’s hard not to think you’re being gouged when you see the gas prices spike, and in some cases, you are. Aside from that, though, the buying and selling of gasoline is a complicated business based on anticipation as much as reality.

03/03/2011

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