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Attorneys General Bring Down the Hammer on Alleged Price Gougers

  • California AG Xavier Becerra sued pharmacist Katrin Golian, d/b/a RxAll Pharmacy, for allegedly selling KN95 masks at a 100% markup in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order on COVID-19 price gouging, which prohibits businesses from selling emergency-related items for more than 50% above the seller’s cost of purchase. A violation of the order is punishable by imprisonment and/or a $1,000 fine.
  • Ohio AG Dave Yost sued e-commerce sellers Marcus and Ellen Fultz, d/b/a Danielle’s on 2nd, for allegedly hoarding bottles of hand sanitizer and selling them at a markup between 242% and 1,017% the average cost for such products in violation of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, restitution, civil penalties, and attorneys’ costs.