“When North Carolinians experienced gas price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I supported tougher measures to crack down on those who take unfair advantage of consumers in a crisis,” Senator Goss said. “Anyone who sees gas prices rise more than around 20 cents a gallon should report it to the Attorney General’s toll free hotline, 1-877-5 NO SCAM.”
Under the laws enacted in 2003 and 2006, if there is a presidentially-declared disaster outside North Carolina that substantially disrupts our marketplace, the Governor may make a finding of an abnormal market disruption and bring our law into effect. At that point, the Attorney General can enforce it. The law made clear that price gouging is illegal, whether it occurs at the retail level or at the wholesale level if the retailer is simply passing on unreasonably excessive prices levied by someone up the chain of distribution.
Paramedics took one person to the hospital yesterday following a two-car crash on Curtis Bridge Road.