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. https://www.kcbd.com/2020/03/23/texas-attorney-general-retail-supply-chains-will-be-held-liable-price-gouging/
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RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR PRICE GOUGING
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a stern warning to retail suppliers, including those who supply grocery stores and pharmacies, that state law strictly prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Price gouging laws apply to any person or entity selling necessities at an exorbitant or excessive price after a disaster has been declared by the Governor or President. This prohibition includes those who supply retailers. Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, any price-gougers may be required to reimburse consumers and may be held liable for civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation with an additional penalty of up to $250,000 if the affected consumers are elderly. READ MORE