NJ AG files suits alleging storm price gouging

    New Jersey’s attorney general is filing the first lawsuits in the state for alleged storm-related price gouging.

    Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says he’ll announce cases against eight businesses today.


    They are the first price gouging cases to be brought in New Jersey related to Superstorm Sandy.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    The businesses being sued include gas stations and a lodging provider.

    The state’s Division of Consumer Affairs has received nearly 2,000 complaints from consumers about alleged storm-related price gouging.

    Consumer Affairs officials say they’ve served about 170 subpoenas so far to businesses based on consumer accusations of price gouging.

    Chiesa says he’ll make more information available at a Friday press conference.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal