Price Gouging and the Pandemic-A Long Way to Go

March 3, 2022

The Litigation Counsel of America Webinar Series is pleased to announce that LCA Fellow Jeff Jacobson, a partner in the New York office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will present a complimentary webinar entitled “Price Gouging and the Pandemic-A Long Way to Go” on on Thursday, March 3 at 1PM EST.


Most states have laws—some enforceable only by the Attorney General, but many also enforceable in private civil suits—expressly prohibiting price increases during declared states of emergency. At least for AG suits, the limitations period for these suits can last for years, so it is far too soon for sellers who raised prices at any point during the pandemic to believe they are out of the woods. With states of emergency still persisting, and supply chain and inflationary pressures causing price increases that should not fairly trigger “gouging” claims, this webinar will cover what those considering the defense or prosecution of pandemic-related gouging claims need to know about the requirements and uncertainties of state anti-gouging laws.


Jeffrey S. Jacobson
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jeffrey S. Jacobson is a litigation partner at Faegre Drinker with 25 years of experience defending consumer-facing businesses against class action claims. He recently served as Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Attorney General and as head of that office’s civil division. He therefore has the unique perspective of having led both the prosecution and defense of consumer fraud claims, including anti-gouging claims.


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