Be wary of Hurricane Florence price gouging
Tennessee’s unfair or deceptive acts or practices statute makes it illegal to “unreasonably [raise] prices or unreasonably [restrict] supplies of essential goods, commodities or services in direct response to . . . a natural disaster,” even if the event occurs out-of-state. Penalties for violations of the act are up to $1,000 per violation, and the Attorney General may also seek injunctions, consumer restitution, or other appropriate remedies.
Sep 14, 2018 at 10:47 AM