10 NJ businesses sued for suspected price gouging

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EDISON - The state is suing another seven hotels and three gas stations who have been accused of jacking up prices during Sandy.

According to the attorney general's office, the hotels named in the suits are collectively accused in more than 1,000 instances of price gouging.

The lawsuit alleges that the hotels charged more than $400 per night and increased their rates by more than 200 percent during Sandy.

The accused gas stations include one that raised the price of regular gasoline by 80 cents to $4.50 per gallon. That's a 22 percent increase over pre-Sandy prices.

The businesses named in today's suit bring the number of businesses accused of price gouging to 18.

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