Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a federal antitrust action
against liquid aluminum
sulfate producers General Chemical Corporation and its successor and affiliated
companies GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc. and C&S Chemicals Inc. and its
to Bondi’s office, these companies conducted business practices that harmed
competition and thus harmed consumers. Her office alleges that the defendants
conspired to restrain trade, rig bids and reduce competition in Florida for
liquid aluminum sulfate. Municipalities and other government entities use the
chemical to purify both drinking water and waste water.
used to purify drinking water and wastewater is essential for maintaining the
health and welfare of Floridians, and efforts to rig the market for this
chemical has forced our government entities to pay too much,” Bondi said. “The action filed today seeks to protect the interests of
Florida municipalities, counties and other state entities and hold these
Bondi also claims the companies have violated the Sherman Antitrust
Act, the Florida Antitrust Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Bondi’s office filed the complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.