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Ohio Consumer Rights – Potential Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic on Ohioans

| May 1, 2020 | Firm News

 

Has a business financially harmed you due to COVID-19?

Ohio consumers and businesses are facing unprecedented turmoil in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, faced with the prospect of reduced revenue, a business may decide to drastically increase the price of its products, continue charging consumers for services its customers are no longer able to use (such as a gym membership), or refuse to give refunds for cancelled services—such as event tickets.

Consumers may face the following questions:

  • Is it legal to increase the price of groceries because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Can my gym continue to charge a monthly fee even though it is temporarily closed?
  • Am I entitled to a refund if the concert or sporting event I bought tickets to is cancelled?
  • Am I entitled to a refund if my flight or hotel gets cancelled?

Current health and economic circumstances make it even more important that Ohio consumers are treated fairly and honestly. If you believe you were affected by a business’s unfair or deceptive conduct, please contact the consumer rights attorneys at Markovits, Stock & DeMarco for a free consultation: (513) 651-3700 or [email protected]