Salt Bid-Rigging Case Settles on Eve of Trial

The sizeable bid-rigging case against two of the leading road salt producers in the U.S. settled for a reported $11.5 million on the eve of trial. The settlement resolves the case brought by the State of Ohio in 2012 on behalf of Ohio purchasers of rock salt, used to maintain roadways. Dr. McClave, with the support of the Info Tech Consulting team, provided expert analysis concerning the rigging of salt bids by Morton Salt and Cargill Inc., prepared several reports in support of econometric analyses and was scheduled to testify concerning the damages suffered by Plaintiffs as a result of the bid-rigging.

State of Ohio, ex rel Mike Dewine, Attorney General of Ohio v. Cargill Inc., Cargill Deicing Technology, Morton Salt Inc., and Morton International, LLC., No. 2012 CV-03-0268