One of the country’s largest egg producers will send more than 1 million free eggs to New York to settle a pandemic price gouging lawsuit, the state’s attorney general said Thursday.
Hillandale Farms will donate 100,000 cartons of eggs to food banks statewide to settle the suit filed last August.
Attorney General Letitia James alleged the company systematically gouged grocery stores and military bases during the pandemic — raising prices as much as five-fold in some cases.
Hillandale Farms allegedly made $4 million in profits from those sharp price increases, James’s office said — not because of higher costs, but purportedly just to take advantage of demand.
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