Webinar: Casting a Wider Net: Preparing for New Federal Price Gouging Laws During COVID-19
Jun 16 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gretchen Jankowski, shareholder and co-chair of the firm's Litigation section, John Cunningham, shareholder and Melissa Ihnat, associate, both in the Litigation section, will present a webinar, "Casting a Wider Net: Preparing for New Federal Price Gouging Laws During COVID-19"
COVID-19 has exposed gaps in existing state price gouging laws and in the enforcement of those laws during a crisis of this magnitude. To address these gaps and respond to the country's concerns about the impact that supply shortages are having on essential goods needed by first responders and consumers, Congress is considering several price-gouging bills. If Congress is successful, many businesses currently not subject to price-gouging and hoarding regulations may find themselves in violation of one or more new federal laws.
Overview of current state price gouging requirements and gaps in coverage
Survey of federal price gouging and anti-hoarding legislation
Understanding federal and state enforcement efforts in response to COVID-19
Taking steps to ensure preparation for compliance with new laws