New York Strengthens Protections Against Price Gouging

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed 8189 and A.10270 into law, which strengthen New York state’s ability to combat price gouging on essential goods and services, including products and equipment critically needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as medical supplies.
  • According to New York AG Letitia James’s office, among other things, the law expands protections to include any product or service that is vital or necessary to the health, safety, and welfare of consumers or the general public. The law also extends protection to include not only to consumers but also small businesses, health care providers, and the state as well.