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Overcharge

To assess a buyer too much for a product. For example, one may sell a cheap television worth $200 for $500. Because pricing is somewhat subjective, it can be difficult to determine when someone has been overcharged.
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euro]30M Total amount that has been recovered by health insurance firm VHI from overcharging doctors and hospitals since 2006
Last week the vice president of the Paphos taxi drivers association put problems with overcharging down to the recession, competition from buses and illegal drivers, saying not enough business was prompting some to overcharge,
The director was found guilty of failing to do proper assessments on five patients and overcharging three clients for hearing aids in 2008 and 2009.
The key facts are that the Financial Regulator knew about overcharging in AIB in 2001 and conducted its own investigation in 2002 but failed to act to protect consumers.
But van der Valk said he believes the percentage of pumps overcharging customers is ``higher than that.
It is the last of the 10 power firms to admit the overcharging.
The current legislation on gas supply means landlords can only be prosecuted for overcharging through the civil courts.
Members of the parliament spoke of "the anger and consternation" among the public at the overcharging by Tesco, revealed in a survey by RGDATA, the Irish grocers' organisation.
The company is currently conducting an in-house investigation to see whether there are similar overcharging cases to other government ministries or agencies, Kaneko added.
That's a lot of staff being pushed out at the same time as customer overcharging is increasing.
On the other hand, the overcharging cases provide evidence that they were less than charitable back in the days when OPEC was riding high and the blue-eyed Arabs hitched up and tagged along.
LONDON -- CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, is today warning motorists of the dangers of overcharging their batteries by delivering too much voltage.