LEGAL NEWS WITH REGARD TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - PRICE GOUGING


12 Aug

FACE MASKS

3M HAS INSTITUTED LEGAL ACTION AGAINST AMAZON FOR ALLOWING ITS SELLERS TO SELL INFERIOR N95 MASKS USING IT'S NAME.  3M IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT COMPANIES SELLING INFERIOR MASKS USING ITS NAME.  3M IS ASKING FOR DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS AND THAT PROFITS BE SENT TO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF EFFORTS.  

A LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST AN ALASKA RESIDENT FOR STOCKPILING THOUSANDS OF N95 FACE MASKS AND SELLING THEM FOR A TREMENDOUS PROFIT.  

THE STATE'S POSITION IS THAT JUAN LYLE AUNE PURCHASED EVERY N95 MASK HE COULD LOCATED AT HOME DEPOT, LOWES AND A BUILDER SUPPLY PLACE. 

THE STATE IS SEEKING FINES OF BETWEEN $1000 AND $25,000 FOR EACH VIOLATION OF THE UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT.  THE STATE ALSO WANTS THE PROFITS TO BE RETURNED TO CONSUMERS.

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EBAY CLASS ACTION

THERE IS A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST EBAY FOR PRICE GOUGING WITH REGARD TO N95 MASKS AND SANITATION PRODUCTS.  THE PLAINTIFFS CONTEND THAT A 3 PACK OF MASKS WAS SELLING FOR $600, AND A SINGLE CAN OF LYSOL WAS SELLING FOR $45.

AMAZON CLASS ACTION

ANOTHER AMAZONG CLASS ACTION CONTENDS THAT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, HAND SANITIZER, COLD MEDICINES, DISINFECTANTS, PAIN RELIEVERS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS ARE BEING SOLD AT DOUBLE THE PRICE OR EVEN 1000 PERCENT.

EGG PRICES

ANOTHER CLASS ACTION SAYS THAT EGG PRICES HAVE TRIPLED DURING THE PANDEMIC.  THE ENTITIES SUED ARE WHOLE FOODS, WALMART, TRADER JOES AND COSTCO.

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