The Christie Administration is warning consumers to look out for price gouging during the State of Emergency related to Hurricane Joaquin and the Nor’easter that is currently impacting New Jersey, and warning merchants and business who raise their prices more that 10% that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
New Jersey law prohibits price increases of more than 10% during a State of Emergency through 30 days after the termination of the emergency. Governor Christie declared a State of Emergency today, October 1, 2015.
“Especially after Superstorm Sandy, no merchant or business can claim ignorance of New Jersey’s price gouging law,” said Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman. “We will not tolerate anyone taking advantage of the suffering of others.”admin | Filed under: Christie Administration, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christie Administration, Hurricane Joaquin, Price Gouging | Comments Off on Christie Administration Issues Price Gouging Warning During Severe Weather State of Emergency