Division of Consumer Affairs sues local gas station for price gouging

December 22, 2011 Off By administrator

Division of Consumer Affairs sues local gas station for price gouging
News from New Jersey Herald:

NEWARK – A Sussex County gas station that raised its prices by more than 10 percent immediately following landfall by Hurricane Irene in August has been sued for allegedly price-gouging consumers.

The Division of Consumer Affairs  announced Thursday that it has filed suit against Thakur Gas, LLC, which does business as Lukoil at 384 Route 206 North in Branchville.  According to the civil complaint filed Wednesday, Ranbir Singh, of Roselle Park, serves as the company’s initial member and registered agent.

The suit alleges that the station charged excessive prices for motor fuel 488 times on August 29.
The state agency received a number of reports regarding the alleged price gouging in August and began an investigation in early September.

“Taking advantage of those recovering from devastating disasters is despicable conduct,” Attorney General Paula T. Dow said in a prepared statement.   “The alleged price gouging committed by this gas st…………… continues on New Jersey Herald

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Videotron names Brouillette prez of consumer services
News from Communications, Engineering & Design Magazine:

A reorganization effort by Videotron has landed Manon Brouillette into the newly created position of president for consumer services.

Brouillette, who was formerly Videotron’s executive vice president of strategy and marketing, has played a key role at Videotron. She has spearheaded the company’s launches of its mobile service, its Web portal and its rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 data tiers.

For the past year, she has also been overseeing the development of digital services as chief digital officer of Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI). Videotron is a subsidiary of Quebecor Media.

With the creation of the office for…………… continues on Communications, Engineering & Design Magazine

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