State’s anti-price gouging law found constitutional
JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the state’s price-gouging law.
The justices unanimously overturned a Winston County judge’s ruling that the law was unconstitutionally vague.
Chancellor J. Max Kilpatrick’s ruling came in 2008, when he rejected Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit accusing a Mississippi oil company of charging too much for fuel after Hurricane Katrina. Kilpatrick has since retired from the bench.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to Winston County to determine if Fair Oil Co. in Louisville violated the law.
Fair Oil was one of two companies Hood sued in 2007. The lawsuit accused the company of gouging consumers after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
Source: The Associated Press
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Travis retiring as head of Mississippi World Trade Center
- Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters
- Deer processors need to use caution to insure safe, tasty venison
- Winchester lands $50M ammunition contract from Homeland Security
- Court rules board can discipline West Virginia radiologist
- Drew Brees settles lawsuit alleging investment fraud
- Legislators begin work on FY2016 state budget
- Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015
- Doctor convicted of using phony church for tax shelter