Settlement Overview:

The lawsuit alleges that the leading manufacturers of liquid aluminum sulfate, commonly referred to as “alum”, conspired to allocate territories and/or not to compete for each other’s historical business by rigging bids, allocating customers and fixing, stabilizing, and maintaining the price of Alum sold in the United States from January 1, 1997 to February 28, 2011 in violation of federal antitrust laws.

Alum is liquid aluminum sulfate, a chemical used by municipalities and industries for a variety of purposes including: treating drinking water and wastewater, controlling algae in lakes and ponds, manufacturing paper, and fixing dies to textiles.

Indirect Purchasers:

The current settlement fund is $33,165,000. More funds are expected if and when additional defendants settle.

4 defendant companies have settled with indirect purchasers. They include:

1.) GEO
2.) Chemtrade
3.) Southern Ionics
4.) Kemira

Remaining Defendants include: General Chemical Corporation; General Chemical Performance Products, LLC; General Chemical LLC, GenTek Inc., American Securities, C&S Chemicals, Inc., USALCO, LLC, Frank A. Reichl, Vincent J. Opalewski, Alex Avraamides, Amita Gupta, Milton Sundbeck, Kenneth A. Ghazey, Brian C. Steppig, American Securities LLC, Matthew Lebaron, and Scott Wolff.

Eligibility Requirements: An entity will likely be able to collect money from the indirect class settlements if it purchased Alum from a distributor or direct purchaser, which was manufactured, sold or supplied by a defendant or unnamed co-conspirator from January 1, 1997 – February 28, 2011 for their own use and not for resale in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The proposed claim form for the indirect fund does not require our company to state which defendant manufactured the liquid aluminum sulfate, only the total dollar amount spent on liquid aluminum sulfate during the class period and the state where the purchase was billed and/or shipped to.

Although a claims process for indirect purchasers has recently been proposed, there is no deadline at the present time.

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We can assist your company in recovering your pro-rata share of the settlement funds by handling all the heavy lifting. Many companies that we speak with are eligible for these refunds but do not wish to pursue the claims filing internally due to limitations on their time and resources. Additionally, many firms’ data retention policies limit the relevant documentation they can readily gather.

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