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List of Businesses Included in the NJ Price Gouging Lawsuit

 

If you were looking for the list of businesses that got caught price gouging and that are being included in the Attorney General’s lawsuit we have the list for you, right here.

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Here are all the businesses listed in the lawsuit that raised their prices more than 10 percent during Sandy.

Businesses Named In the Lawsuit

  • Howard Johnson Express-Clifton, at 680 Route 3 West, Clifton. This hotel allegedly charged as much as $449.99 per room night during the state of emergency. That represents an increase of or 151 percent above the highest rate charged prior to the state of emergency, which was $179 per room night. This hotel allegedly engaged in 177 instances of price gouging during the state of emergency.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2600 Tonnelle Avenue, North Bergen. This hotel is accused of charging as much as $399.99 per room night during the state of emergency. That represents an increase of 92 percent above the highest rate charged immediately prior to the state of emergency, which was $208 per room night. This hotel allegedly engaged in 109 instances of price gouging during the state of emergency.
  • Ramada Inn, 120 Evergreen Place, East Orange. This hotel allegedly engaged in 208 instances of price gouging. In more than 90 of those instances, the hotel raised its rates by more than 30 percent above the highest rate charged prior to the state of emergency, which was $130 per room night.
  • Howard Johnson Express-Parsippany, at 625 Route 46 East, Parsippany. This hotel was named in New Jersey’s first round of price gouging lawsuits, announced November 9th. The hotel allegedly charged as much as 32 percent above the highest rate it charged for certain rooms prior to the state of emergency. This hotel allegedly engaged in 15 instances of price gouging during the state of emergency.
  • Comfort Suites, at 220 Route 17 Mahwah, owned by Tapah, LLC. This hotel allegedly raised its room rates by varying excessive amounts, up to 208 percent. The hotel allegedly charged $219 after the storm, for a room that was rented at $71.20 prior to the state of emergency. The hotel allegedly engaged in price gouging on 473 instances during the state of emergency.
  • America’s Best Value Inn, at 1311 Route 22 West, Phillipsburg, owned by Om Dutt, LLC. This hotel allegedly raised its room rates by varying excessive amounts, up to 191.6 percent. The hotel allegedly charged $350 after the storm, for a room that was rented at $120 prior to the state of emergency. The hotel allegedly engaged in price gouging on 30 instances during the state of emergency.
  • A-1 Motel, at 616 West White Horse Pike, Cologne, owned by A. Classic Corporation. This hotel allegedly raised its room rates by varying excessive amounts, up to 117 percent. The hotel allegedly charged as much as $108.70 during the state of emergency, compared with its highest pre-storm rate of $50 per room night.
  • Extended Stay America, at 3450 Brunswick Pike, Princeton, owned by ESA P Portfolio LLC. This hotel allegedly raised its room rates by varying excessive amounts, up to 59.8 percent. The hotel allegedly charged as much as $154.99 for double rooms during the state of emergency, compared with its highest pre-storm rate for double rooms of $96.99. The hotel allegedly engaged in price gouging on 107 instances during the state of emergency.

The lawsuits also include three gas stations:

  • Jenny’s Shell Station, LLC, at 461 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield. This gas station allegedly raised the price for cash sales of regular gas from $3.70 per gallon to $4.50 per gallon, an increase of 22 percent, during the state of emergency. The company also allegedly raised the price for cash sales of plus-grade gasoline and “V-Power” gasoline by 18 and 17 percent, respectively. It also allegedly violated the price gouging law by increasing its markup from cost for regular gasoline by 23 percent. The Division of Consumer Affairs received complaints from approximately 12 consumers about this company.
  • Empire Oil, LLC, d/b/a Delta at 7319 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen. This gas station allegedly raised the price for cash sales of regular gas from $3.40 per gallon to $4.10 per gallon, an increase of 21 percent, during the state of emergency. The company also allegedly raised the price for cash sales of supreme-grade gasoline by 22 percent. It also allegedly violated the price gouging law by increasing its markup from cost by as much as 14 percent, after receiving shipments of fuel on November 2 and 3. The Division of Consumer Affairs received complaints from approximately 10 consumers about this company.
  • Shiv Shivam Inc., d/b/a Lukoil at 152 Old New Brunswick Road, Piscataway. This gas station allegedly raised the price for cash sales of regular gas from $3.49 to $4.50 per gallon during the state of emergency – while the cost to the station for regular gasoline increased by only 7 cents per gallon. The business allegedly violated the price gouging law by raising its markup from cost for regular gasoline by 17.5 percent. The Division of Consumer Affairs received complaints from approximately 16 consumers about this company.

Click here to read more about the Attorney General's price gouging lawsuit

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