Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Resource Center

 

In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation

In re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Civil Action No. 2:16-md-02687 (MDL 2687)

City of Spokane, Washington v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington at Spokane, No. 2:16-cv-00010

City of Tacoma, Washington v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma, No. 3:16-cv-05057

City of Sacramento, California v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, No. 2:16-cv-00187

City of Everett, Washington v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, No. 2:16-cv-00184

City of Scottsdale, Arizona v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, District of Arizona, No. 2:16-cv-00577

City of Mesa, Arizona v General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, District of Arizona, No. 2:16-cv-00673

City of Phoenix, Arizona v. General Chemical Corporation, United States District Court, District of Arizona, No. 2:16-cv-01906

Settlement Status

The Court has granted final approval to settlements with all the defendants in this class action antitrust litigation.  Those defendants are C&S Chemicals, Inc., USALCO, LLC, Southern Ionics, Inc., American Securities LLC, Kemira Chemicals, Inc., Chemtrade Chemical Corp./General Chemical Corp. (and all related entities) and GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.  

For more complete and detailed information about the settlements and to review court-filed documents, including the Settlement Agreements, please visit the court-authorized website at www.liquidaluminumdirectsettlement.com.

Case Overview

In early 2016, Keller Rohrback filed numerous class action complaints in the federal courts on behalf of several municipalities in the states of Washington, California and Arizona. The complaints contained claims against the major manufacturers of liquid aluminum sulfate (“Alum”) who were alleged to have engaged in a conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of this essential chemical used in municipal water treatment. The complaints alleged a conspiracy going as far back as 1997 and through at least February 2011. As a result of these antitrust violations, municipalities – and their taxpayers – had overpaid millions of dollars to the co-conspirators for the Alum they purchased during the long life of this conspiracy.

The class action cases filed by Keller Rohrback, and many other cases with similar allegations, were consolidated in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey for pretrial activity. The litigation entitled In re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, and is proceeding before the Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo. On March 12, 2020, the Court issued an Order authorizing the transfer of settlement funds to pay claims of the Settlement Class Members.

Contact Us

If you would like more information regarding this case, please contact us or call us toll free at 800.776.6044.

Website Design by 3Circle Media