TITLE 6
Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-13
Unfair Sales Practices

SECTION 6-13-3


§ 6-13-3 Penalty for advertising or sale to injure competitors or destroy competition.

Any retailer, who, with intent to injure competitors or destroy competition, advertises, offers to sell, or sells at retail any item of merchandise at less than cost to the retailer, or any wholesaler who, with intent as previously mentioned, advertises, offers to sell, or sells at wholesale any item of merchandise at less than cost to the wholesaler, shall, if the offender is an individual, be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment for not less than one month nor more than one year, or both; or, if the offender is a corporation, by a fine as previously mentioned. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, as it pertains to a Class A or a Class B distributor of tobacco, any offense of this title shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for a first offense; a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a license suspension of not more than fourteen (14) calendar days for a second offense; and a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) and a license suspension or revocation for a third offense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 671, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 6-13-3; P.L. 2005, ch. 348, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 9.)