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Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: 
Case Summary: 

Six different settlements are intended to resolve combined antitrust class actions alleging that a group of defendants hurt competition and violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. The complaints alleged that the companies allocated customers and markets for, and fixed the price of, liquid aluminum sulfate (alum) in certain states, causing indirect purchasers to pay too much for it. The current settling defendants include General Chemical Corporation, General Chemical Performance Products, LLC, General Chemical LLC, GenTek Inc., Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, Chemtrade Logistics Inc., Chemtrade Chemicals Corporation, Chemtrade Chemicals US, LLC, Chemtrade Solutions, LLC, C&S Chemicals, Inc., USALCO, LLC, Kemira Chemicals, Inc., Southern Ionics Incorporated, American Securities, LLC, and a list of individuals. Previously a settlement was reached with GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc., Kenneth A. Ghazey, and Brian C. Steppig.

Docket Number: 
General Chemical Corporation
Class Period: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1997 to Monday, February 28, 2011
Filing Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Objection Deadline: 
Monday, October 7, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: 
Monday, October 7, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Liquid Aluminum Sulfate in Beaker