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Online merchants group files lawsuit against Kentucky Attorney General over internet sales

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A group representing online merchants has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Daniel Cameron, alleging Kentucky’s ban on price-gouging is unconstitutional when it comes to internet sales. 
The Online Merchants Guild filed the suit against Cameron at U.S. District Court in Frankfort. They say their members are making important goods available for purchase during...

Attorney General issues subpoenas to Amazon third-party sellers for price gouging during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued subpoenas to six third-party sellers in Kentucky who used Amazon’s online platform to engage in suspected price gouging during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The sellers allegedly engaged in the price gouging of essential emergency and medical supplies, including hand sanitizer and N95 respirator masks. Some sellers inflated the price of these...

Gov. Beshear’s message: Third KY coronavirus death; ring church bells; step up as good neighbor

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that the state has confirmed the third death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a 67-year-old male from Anderson County.  To show a small, yet significant message of compassion, empathy and renewal, Gov. Beshear said the Governor’s Mansion would be lit green in honor of every Kentuckian who passes related to the virus. Beshear continued by telling Kentuckians...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announces online form to report price gouging during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced new resources for consumers to report suspected price gouging to his office during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers can now complete an electronic price gouging complaint form by visiting ag.ky.gov/pricegouging. Previously, there was no electronic means available for consumers to file price gouging complaints. The new form allows the submission of complaints...

Older Kentuckians demanding lawmakers intervene to regulate high cost of prescription medications

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service AARP members in Kentucky are calling on lawmakers to stop price-gouging by pharmaceutical companies. New surveys from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and AARP show nearly three-quarters of Americans over age 50 worry about the rising cost of prescription drugs. Of those surveyed, 80% said they regularly take at least one prescription drug – yet...

Most new laws approved during legislative session go into effect July 14; here are some of them

Legislative Research Commission Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14. That means drivers will soon be required to leave at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists they pass. Children under the age of 17 will not be allowed to get married. And penalties will get tougher for those who post sexually...

A look at some of the new laws passed during the Kentucky General Assembly 2018 regular session

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended Saturday evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state. Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in mid-July. A...

Bevin orders state’s prohibitions against price gouging activated to prevent consumer fraud

Gov. Matt Bevin has activated the state’s prohibitions on price gouging to protect consumers during the winter storm that has affected most of the Commonwealth. The price gouging emergency order is effective as of 7 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Gov. Matt Bevin issued an order prohibiting price gouging Saturday “In coordination with state authorities, I have put in effect prohibitions on price...