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Hood warns of price gouging in wake of more winter weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With another winter storm impacting parts of Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding residents and business owners of the legalities concerning price gouging during a state of emergency. The law says that “the value received for all goods and services sold within the designated emergency impact area shall not exceed the prices ordinarily charged for comparable ...

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State drops price gouging charges against hotel owners

  VICKSBURG — The Mississippi attorney general’s office has dropped charges against the owners of a Vicksburg hotel who had been accused of price gouging during a state of emergency.   Jan Schaefer, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Hood, tells the Vicksburg Post there was not enough evidence to pursue the charges.   Devenora V. Patel and his son-in-law, ...

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Vicksburg hotel owners arrested for price gouging

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi attorney general says the owners of a Vicksburg hotel have been charged with price gouging during a state of emergency. Attorney General Jim Hood says authorities arrested 56-year-old Devenora V. Patel and 26-year-old Hemel Ramesh Surati at their business, The Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg. Hood says Patel and Surati are accused of charging more than their ...

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Gas station owners arrested for price gouging during Isaac

NATCHEZ and MADISON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says two gas station owners were arrested yesterday and charged with price gouging during a state of emergency that’s in place because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Hood says 50-year-old Rajinder Singh of Madison was arrested at his Fuel Time gas station in Jackson. He also says 51-year-old Kuldip Singh of Natchez ...

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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. ...

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Court to hear Hood's appeal in price gouging case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will take up Attorney General Jim Hood’s appeal of a Winston County judge’s ruling that Mississippi’s price-gouging law is unconstitutionally vague. Chancellor J. Max Kilpatrick’s ruling came in 2008 in his rejection of Hood’s lawsuit that accused a Mississippi oil company of charging too much for fuel in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kilpatrick’s ...

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