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ATLANTIC COUNTY HOTEL TO PAY MONEY FOR PRICE GOUGING

More than $64,000 is being paid by an Atlantic County hotel for jacking up prices around Hurricane Sandy.  Amy Hotels, LLC, d/b/a “Econo Lodge” (“Amy Hotels”) in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the State’s allegations that the hotel engaged in 545 instances of unlawful price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels, at 6641 Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, will pay $64,543.96 including $24,995.64 in consumer restitution, $25,000 in civil penalties, and $14,547.82 in reimbursement of the State’s attorneys’ fees and investigative costs. An additional $25,000 in civil penalties is suspended but will become payable if the business violates the terms of the settlement within one year.

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