Eight businesses have agreed to reimburse 185 Hurricane Sandy victims for overcharging them for emergency services, the state Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.
The businesses include four hotels accused of raising room prices excessively as victims scrambled to find temporary housing. The others are gas stations sued for raising the price of fuel or merchandise when there was a high demand and long lines for gasoline.
The $282,844 in settlements are the first involving hotel operators sued for raising prices during the state of emergency declared in October by Gov. Christie.
The businesses all entered into agreements with the state but made no admission of liability.