§ 42-230 Retail prices during an emergency
§ 42-231 Governor’s proclamation of supply emergency. Imposition of price restrictions or rationing. Legislative disapproval
§ 42-232 Prohibition on sale of product or service or energy resource at excessive price during supply or energy emergency. Penalty
§ 42-233 Petition for exemption. Commissioner’s responsibilities. Appeal. Regulations
§ 42-234 Abnormal market disruptions and prices of energy resources. Definitions. Unconscionably excessive price prohibited. Attorney General notice re abnormal market disruption. Abnormal market disruption upon increase in price of gasoline. Fines on large seller
§ 42-234a Abnormal market disruptions and prices of energy resources: Civil actions by Attorney General; unfair trade practice
§ 42-234b Price of petroleum products not to include amount in excess of tax liability. Enforcement by Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Unfair trade practice
§ 42-235 Proclamation of severe weather event emergency. Unconscionably excessive price for sale of consumer goods and services during severe weather event emergency prohibited. Determination of violation. Exemption. Unfair trade practice

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 743h - Profiteering

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.