Ohio AG Wants $50M From Salt Cos. In Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Ohio's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. should pay up to $50 million for allegedly driving up salt rock prices in the state by colluding to split the market to avoid competition.

In an antitrust suit filed in Ohio's Tuscarawas County, attorney general Mike DeWine accuses the two salt rock producers of charging excessively high prices to the state government for the past decade, after the companies reached an agreement as early as 2000 to divide the market so...
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