AG James: Price Gouging Will Not Be Tolerated

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 15:50

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered two New York City merchants to cease and desist charging customers excessive prices for hand sanitizers and disinfectant sprays. After a referral from the City of New York, Office of the Attorney General (OAG) investigators confirmed on March 7 that Scheman & Grant Hardware, d/b/a Ace Hardware, in Midtown Manhattan was charging customers $79.99 for 1200mL of hand sanitizer during a period of market disruption. On March 9, OAG investigators found that City Fresh Market in Astoria, Queens was charging customers $14.99 for a 19oz bottle of disinfectant spray during the same period of market disruption.

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