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Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 2: Price gouging and hoarding of supplies

Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 2: Price gouging and hoarding of supplies

April 27, 2020

If you’ve been to the store lately, you know there are a few things that are hard to find and others are increasing in price. But when does stocking up turn into hoarding or demand driving up prices turn into price gouging?

In the second of a three-part series on consumer protection and antitrust concerns during COVID-19, host Jay Levine and Porter Wright attorney Allen Carter discuss how federal and state governments protect consumers in these instances, how the COVID-19 crisis impacts the laws and what companies need to know to protect their business.

Be sure to listen to the first podcast in this series, Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 1: Concerns about collaboration. The next installment discusses what companies should be doing now to protect themselves from litigation around antitrust and consumer protection in the future.

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Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 1: Concerns about collaboration

Antitrust during COVID-19 Part 1: Concerns about collaboration

April 20, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen companies collaborating on some great ideas. Companies should keep in mind, however, that the antitrust laws still apply and those who don’t follow them may pay dearly later.

In the first of a three-part series about antitrust and consumer protection during COVID-19, host Jay Levine talks to Porter Wright attorney Allen Carter about how companies can collaborate during the current crisis, what business owners should do to protect themselves and how the government is helping and what it is watching out for.

The next podcast in this series will discuss price gouging and hoarding, how federal and state governments protect consumers and what companies need to know to protect their business.