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Did you purchase food, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, emergency or medical products, or pet supplies from an online retailer during the COVID-19 crisis?

Unfair price gouging may have caused you to pay more. Fill out the form to find out your consumer rights to potential compensation »

Case Status
Active
Practice Areas
Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Case Number
4:20-cv-02782
Defendant(S)
Amazon.com Inc.
File Date

An independent investigation by Hagens Berman's legal team has revealed that some online retailers have unfairly increased prices for essential consumer goods during the COVID-19 crisis, causing California consumers to pay artificially increased prices.

PRICE-GOUGING IS ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA

California law prohibits raising the price of many consumer goods and services by more than 10% percent after an emergency has been declared.

ESSENTIAL CONSUMER GOODS

  • Food and drink
  • Pet supplies
  • Cleaning products
  • Personal hygiene products, including toilet paper, soaps, shampoo, diapers, toothpaste, and other toiletries
  • Emergency supplies such as water, flashlights, radios, batteries, candles, blankets, temporary shelters, tape, plywood, nails, and hammers
  • Medical supplies such as prescription and nonprescription medications, bandages, gauze, isopropyl alcohol, and antibacterial products

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

The lawsuit would seek reimbursement for the illegal price increases pushed onto consumers. Hagens Berman believes that those who paid high prices for online purchases due to price-gouging deserve compensation.

TOP CONSUMER RIGHTS FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 billion in settlements for consumers in lawsuits against food corporations, automakers, big banks and others. Hagens Berman has achieved many record-breaking victories in antitrust matters, and your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in consumer law.

NO COST TO YOU

There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class' legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.

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