Price Gouging, Cancellations, and Other Consumer Issues During the Pandemic
Businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exploit a national emergency by increasing prices beyond a reasonable amount. Many states have price gouging laws in effect that prevent this. But price gouging isn’t the only issue consumers are facing. What happens when flights, concerts, and other events are canceled due to a pandemic? Will 30-day-return policies relax? We provide answers to these questions and more below.
Find out what your state’s price gouging laws are, and what special considerations apply due to the pandemic.
How do you get your money back if your flight was canceled due to the pandemic? What are your options if you decided to cancel your trip because of the pandemic?
- Can I Sue If My Flight Was Cancelled?
- What Are Your Rights if You Cancel a Flight Due to Coronavirus?
The coronavirus outbreak has led to thousands of events being canceled. What should you expect if you paid for a ticket for a concert or event that is now canceled?
Other Consumer Issues
- Do 30-Day Return Policies Change Under Shelter in Place?
- Is It Legal for Businesses to Refuse to Take Cash?
- Coronavirus Snake Oil: What Is the Law?
- Problems With Online Shopping
We will add new content to this page throughout the pandemic. For other consumer rights issues and questions, please visit FindLaw.com’s consumer protection section. If you believe your rights have been violated, consider speaking with a consumer protection lawyer in your state. Many attorneys offer phone and video consultations.