Price gouging by Texas merchants in the path of Hurricane Harvey has drawn the attention of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who said Saturday that his office is looking into such cases.
Paxton’s office received at least 75 consumer complaints related to Hurricane Harvey-related price gouging. “We’ve already found one big retailer that was charging $42 for a case of water,” Paxton told Fox & Friends. “Another, a gas station $99 for a case of water.”
Texas law prohibits businesses from charging exorbitant prices for gasoline, food, water, clothing and lodging during declared disasters. Read more at Fox News.