Texas AG settles with five motels over Hurricane Dolly price gouging

Nick Rees Mar. 8, 2011, 9:12am


MCALLEN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today resolved five price-gouging cases he filed against South Texas motel operators for their improper conduct during Hurricane Dolly.

Each of the five defendants –- Motel 6–Harlingen, Best Western Las Palmas Inn, Comfort Inn–Edinburg, Comfort Inn–Pharr and Country Hearth Inn & Suites Pharr/McAllen –- entered into an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction.

State investigators discovered that the defendants unlawfully increased the cost of their rooms after Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration as Hurricane Dolly approached Texas.

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