Has your business been prosecuted for price gouging during the
Business Dispute Over a Contract?
Retain the advice commercial litigation lawyer as soon as possible to defend against such prosecution and to learn of ways to use the momentum of this unwanted spotlight in a positive way.
On March 28, 2020, the Office of the Premier of Ontario (Doug Ford), released an announcement that there would be new penalties to combat price gouging. In particular, Ford took to shaming one small chain of stores for marking up the price of sanitizer wipes. This chain had to reply immediately; however, it is not clear yet at the time of drafting whether further prosecution of this chain will continue after it made a public reply and retraction of the price increase by blaming it on a listing error.
The reputations of retail stores that may be subject to prosecution for price gouging are at stake and these businesses need to retain legal counsel to control the damage that will be done to the brand from being made a pariah. Justin goes one step further in working with businesses who may find themselves in this most unfortunate position to use the momentum of being thrust into this harmful spotlight in the most positive way possible.
Judo teaches the redirection of an opponent’s momentum through a combination of two concepts: 1) pull when you are pushed and vice versa and 2) take control of the opponent’s momentum and use it to your advantage so that you need less effort to attack. Justin uses these exact concepts when approaching price gouging prosecution.
Judo is also rooted in a strong belief of community. Justin’s approach to representing businesses who are subject to price gouging prosecution will also include advice on ways to reintegrate in a positive way in the community with the aim to restore reputation.
Don’t wait to contact Justin about your price gouging prosecution. This is a time-sensitive matter and the longer that you wait to attend to it, the more harm will be done to reputation and brand in the eyes of the community.