price gouging

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed more price gouging lawsuits Nov. 11 against businesses accused of taking advantage of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, his office said in a statement.

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Gas for $10 a gallon, water for $99 a case, phantom homes for lease or sale, sheetrock installed for approximately the price of a new kidney. Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham says he’s heard it all. What he hasn’t heard, however, are that any police reports are being filed with his office charging suspects with those allegations – at least not yet.

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Q. I have heard that price gouging is illegal. Exactly how is price gouging defined and what are my remedies if I have been overcharged?

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