Water Utility Co. Latest To File Chemical Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A water utility company has alleged a cartel of chemical companies colluded in a price-fixing and bid-rigging scheme involving a water treatment chemical, adding to the wide-ranging litigation over the purported conspiracy, according to a filing Thursday in Maryland federal court.

Maryland-based Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is the latest company to file a lawsuit alleging that from 1997 to 2011, General Chemical Corp., GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc., C&S Chemicals Inc. and several other chemical companies and executives rigged bids and fixed prices for liquid aluminum sulfate, or alum. WSSC claims to have spent approximately $9 million on alum and is seeking...

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