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Price gouging

MANHATTAN — A federal court in New York dismissed a putative class action brought by a business fined for allegedly price-gouging masks, hand sanitizer, rubber gloves and other cleaning supplies. While the business may have disagreed with the city’s decision to adopt a rule that doesn’t “allow merchants to maintain consistent profit margins during emergencies,” the court wrote, the rule is not void for vagueness.

Read the opinion here.

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