Commenting on Price Gouging Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Nikhil Mehta Quoted in "The Hour" Article 

August 31, 2020
Nikhil Mehta
The Hour 


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In The Hour's article, "No action from Pritzker's COVID-19 price gouging pursuit," Nikhil Mehta comments on COVID-19 related price gouging in Illinois. 

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, IL law prohibited only petroleum product price gouging. A spokeswoman for Governor Pritzker’s COVID-19 response pointed to the governor’s March 9 disaster declaration, which prohibits “increases in the selling price of goods or services.” Nikhil said the rule doesn’t nix all increases. It piggybacks on the existing motor-fuel rules, which bar “unconscionably high” prices.