Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount



U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Docket Number

Jones 90-875-Cir-J-12; Indust 90-30287-R

Lead State


Participating States



Harcros Chemicals, Inc.; Allied Universal Corporation; PB&S Chemical Company, Inc.; Industrial Chemicals, Inc.

Case Description

Lawsuits were filed in two federal district courts in Florida alleging that Defendants conspired to restrain trade by allocating contracts and groups of contracts to supply liquid chlorine. A settlement was reached on behalf of all state agencies and units of government that bought liquid chlorine between 1979 and 1992. The settlement sum totaled $865,000. Proceeds of the settlement were distributed to the government entities of the State of Florida who were affected by the alleged conspiracy.