Alum Antitrust Direct Purchasers Partial Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Three of the defendants have put up a total of more than $5 million to settle an antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of alum. Alum is used to treat drinking water, control algae in lakes and ponds, treat wastewater, and for certain manufacturing purposes. The complaint alleged that the makers conspired to allocate territories, rig bids, and fix prices of alum, in violation of antitrust laws. The three settling defendants are USALCO, LLC, Southern Ionics Incorporated (SII), and American Securities, LLC. The case is still ongoing against 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., Kemira and Chemtrade, Kemira Chemicals, Inc., Frank A. Reichl, Brian C. Steppig, Vincent J. Opalewski, Alex Avraamides, Amita Gupta, Kenneth A. Ghazey.

Docket Number:

16-md-2687 (JLL) (JAD)

Company: General Chemical Corporation

Filing Deadline: October 9, 2019

Class Period: October 9, 2019

Objection Deadline: October 9, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: October 9, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: October 9, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must submit proof of your purchases along with your claim form.


You may be eligible if you bought alum in the US directly from one of the defendants in this case between January 1, 1997 and February 28, 2011. Note that this case is for direct purchasers only. Another case for indirect purchasers is still proceeding.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund based on the value of each class member’s purchases in proportion to the total purchases of all class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $25.6 million so far

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $20,000 each

Law Firm:
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello

Claim Form: Alum Antitrust Direct Purchasers Partial Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation

Settlement Website: Alum Antitrust Direct Purchasers Partial Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation – USALCO Direct Purchaser Settlement
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 30097
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Antitrust, Chemicals, Collusion and Price Fixing