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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 540
COMMERCIAL DISCRIMINATION
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F.S. 540.01
540.01 Unfair discrimination and competition prohibited; definition of commodity.
(1) Any person doing business in the state, and engaged in the production, manufacture, sale or distribution of any commodity in general use, that shall, for the purpose of destroying the business of a competitor in any locality, discriminate between different sections, communities, or cities of this state by selling such commodity at a lower rate in one section, community or city, than is charged for said commodity by said party in another section, community or city, after making due allowance for the difference, if any, in the grade or quality and in the actual cost of transportation from the point of production, if a raw product, or from the point of manufacture, if a manufactured product, shall be deemed guilty of unfair discrimination, which is declared unlawful; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent discrimination in prices in the same or different sections, communities, or cities of this state made in good faith in an amount necessary to meet competition.
(2) As used in this chapter the word “commodity” shall include any article, product, thing of value, service or output of a service trade.
History.s. 1, ch. 6945, 1915; RGS 2517; CGL 3939; s. 1, ch. 61-323; s. 1, ch. 67-485.