This Note will first discuss the origin and meaning of “price gouging” and the impetus for states to enact anti-gouging legislation. This Note will then discuss the existing types of anti-gouging laws implemented by the states as well as review the positions of opponents and proponents of price restrictions. This Note will proceed to consider the history and judicial interpretation of the Massachusetts anti-price-gouging regulation. This Note will go on to analyze the First Circuit’s use of contract law and the statute’s plain meaning in the White decision, as well as the possible economic effects of statutory price constraints in light of the court’s decision. The Note will conclude by proposing recommendations for Massachusetts courts to consider whenan alyzing a gouging claim in the future. . .