Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says
August 12, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit Tuesday.
James claims that in March and April, Hillandale Farms price gouged more than 4 million cartons of eggs sold to grocery store chains, U.S. military facilities and wholesale food distributors. The lawsuit seeks restitution for consumers.
"As this pandemic ravaged our country, Hillandale exploited hardworking New Yorkers to line its own pocke...