Reminder: Salt Claims Due to Ohio Attorney General on August 21, 2015

By Stephen L. Byron and Aimee W. Lane.  

As we informed you earlier this summer, the State of Ohio reached an $11.5 million settlement in its price-fixing lawsuit against road salt providers Cargill, Inc. and Morton Salt, Inc.

Under the terms of the settlement, public entities that purchased road salt from Cargill and/or Morton between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011 may be entitled to receive compensation for overpayment because of artificially high prices.

In order to determine eligibility, local governments must submit a claim form, found on the Ohio Attorney General's website, on or before August 21, 2015. 

If you have any questions about the settlement, the claim process, or any other public law issues, please contact one of the attorneys in Walter | Haverfield's Public Law Services group.