Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Louisiana Campground accused of price gouging

Attorney General Charles Foti on Tuesday accused a campground in St. Helena Parish of gouging campers by nearly tripling its rates after Hurricane Katrina struck the state.

Natalbany Creek Campgrounds, on La. 16 west of Amite, is charging RV campers $900 a month compared with its $350-a-month rate before the storm, Foti alleges in a lawsuit filed in district court in Tangipahoa

About a week after Katrina struck, the owners raised rates from $22 to $30 per day, Foti said. About a week after that, they eliminated daily rates and ordered campers to pay the inflated monthly rate, Foti said.

"Price gouging will not be tolerated in Louisiana," Foti said in a statement. Full Story...

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