Originally published on May 1, 2020. Updated as of July 1, 2020.
Proskauer's antitrust practice group has developed a State Price Gouging Laws: A Coast-to-Coast Reference Guide to help your business manage price gouging compliance during the COVID-19 emergency. State price gouging measures cast a wide and varied range of coverage, such that compliance at the national level means knowing each state's covered products and services, permitted price increases, if any, and available defenses such as cost increases. Many price gouging state laws presently in effect reach upstream players in the supply chain and some include private rights of action, and even where a private right of action is not explicitly provided for, claims of unfair trade practices may be available to purchasers.
This useful tool compiles the state price gouging laws and emergency measures currently in effect across all 50 states.