On August 23, 1992, in the wake of Hurricane Andrew, Florida's Governor, Lawton Chiles, issued Executive order 92-222-E making the imposition or demand of an exorbitant or excessive price by any vendor of fuels, foods, medicine or other necessities a violation of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (the Act).
Lehman, Gary E.
"Price Gouging: Application of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act in the Aftermath of Hurricane Andrew,"
Nova Law Review: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol17/iss3/4