W.Va. attorney general sues over alleged egg price gouging

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Tuesday against an egg supplier for alleged price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic.

Morrisey said Green Valley Poultry Farms owner Dutt & Wagner of Virginia Inc. charged grocery stores more than 200% above normal prices for wholesale eggs earlier this year. In some cases, prices were raised nearly 300%, according to the attorney general.

The civil case accuses the company of violating the state’s consumer protection act and seeks restitution for consumers, civil penalties for violations of a price gouging statute and an injunction to prevent such conduct.

Dutt & Wagner of Virginia Inc. did not immediately return a voicemail seeking comment.