The Texas attorney general is accusing a San Antonio hotel of price-gouging during the big winter storm last month
AUSTIN — The Texas attorney general sued a San Antonio hotel owner Thursday and accused the operator of price-gouging during last month’s storm that left millions of Texans without power and heat during sub-freezing temperatures.
The attorney general accuses Everyoung Hospitality, owner of the La Quinta San Antonio Brook City Base, of dramatically raising prices during the storm. The lawsuit filed in state district court in Bexar County seeks up to $250,000 in damages for each violation of the state law against deceptive trade practices.
Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the hotel of “gross exploitation of Texans in dire need of shelter during historic low temperatures.”
In the lawsuit, the attorney general said a man and his wife who had…
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