How to Avoid Violating Florida’s Price Gouging Law

Michael Giberson For a while now Exxon-Mobil Corporation has been seeking clarification from the State of Florida, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) on just how the state’s price gouging law is applied. (Some background in this post from a year ago.) The company wants to know what it needs to do to comply … More How to Avoid Violating Florida’s Price Gouging Law

Nerc, Ferc, and Frcc Agree on 2008 Florida Blackout

Michael Giberson From a NERC press release: The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC) have reached an agreement regarding the role of the FRCC Reliability Coordinator in the February 26, 2008 power outage that left nearly one million homes and businesses in … More Nerc, Ferc, and Frcc Agree on 2008 Florida Blackout

Is Florida Agency Price Gouging or Just Charging What the Market Will Bear?

Michael Giberson Last year thousands of Florida consumers called the state to complain about price gouging on gasoline after Hurricane Ike.  This year, hoteliers, gas stations, and other business owners are saying they are being price gouged by the Florida Department of Transportation.  The issue: the fee the state charges business owners who wish to … More Is Florida Agency Price Gouging or Just Charging What the Market Will Bear?