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Price Gouging and the COVID-19 Crisis – This Time Is (a...

Shortages resulting from natural disasters invariably lead to allegations of price gouging. By themselves, price gouging laws exacerbate rather than alleviate shortages...
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Uncertainty in U.S. Price-Gouging Law Compliance and Defense

Allegations of price gouging are ubiquitous in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the late 1970s, 40 U.S. states have enacted...
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Price Gouging Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the legal landscape surrounding price gouging has changed rapidly and dramatically. Attorneys general and...
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Price Gouging in a Time of Sea Change

The purpose of price gouging laws is to prevent excessive pricing and profiteering in a state of emergency. But price gouging laws...
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The New Transatlantic Attack on High Prices: Price Gouging

The COVID-19 outbreak has generated a surge of consumer complaints and governmental investigations about excessive pricing and price gouging. Anti-price gouging laws...
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Toward a Per Se Rule Against Price Gouging

Price gouging is the use of high prices to ration access to a good in unexpectedly short supply. Because sellers can always...
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Interim Measures: A Remedy to Deal with Price Gouging in the...

Interim measures are cease-and-desist orders that can be issued when there is an imminent risk of serious and irreparable harm to competition....
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Price Gouging Under Brazilian Competition Law: Better Left Dormant?

Price gouging is a hot topic in the antitrust community as a result of COVID-19, and Brazil is no exception. In this...
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South Africa: Competition Commission Releases Report on Food Price Monitoring

Following the announcement of the National State of Disaster and widespread complaints of food price escalations, the Commission has today released a...
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South Africa Fines Surgical Masks Distributor For Price-Gouging

Pharmacy chain Dis-Chem has been found guilty by South Africa’s Competition Tribunal of price gouging, and fined R1.2 million (US$70,201.86), for hiking...

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