Archives for April 2020

California’s Sweeping Price-Gouging Statute Presents Unique Risks to Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers of Food and Consumer Products

Unchartered Waters State price-gouging laws have come into focus in recent weeks as all 50 states have declared an emergency in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. There is a relatively underdeveloped body of interpretative case law addressing the contours of price-gouging liability. The dearth of case law stems from the fact that these statutes […]

COVID-19 Retaliation Claims—A 2020 Trend in Employment Litigation?

Tracking the onslaught of new lawsuits filed in response to the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that three primary categories of plaintiffs are bringing these claims against companies: Consumers; Employees; and Shareholders. (My updated list of COVID-19 class actions (available here) tracks these three plaintiff classifications with several subspecies of consumer and other claims.) Studying the […]