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Coronavirus-Related Price-Gouging Is Risky Business For Retailers

March 4, 2020

Via: Forbes

Shortages of hand sanitizer and face masks mean state laws designed to protect consumers in the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters may be used to fight a new threat – Purell price-gouging.

More than two-thirds of the states have laws preventing price-gouging of necessities such as gasoline or bottled water during a state of emergency. Now, lawmakers are looking at whether those regulations can be applied to products in short supply due to coronavirus fears.

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