MINNEAPOLIS, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following comments can be attributed to Mark Klein, director of communications, Cargill, in reaction to today's press conference held by the Ohio Attorney General's office regarding road salt and allegations of anti-competitive behaviors:
We emphatically deny the allegations. We are extremely disappointed by this lawsuit. The state's own report from 2011, by its Inspector General, doesn't support the allegations. As the Inspector General said in its report, it "did not find evidence that (Cargill and Morton) communicated on salt bids." That same year, Erie County, for itself and several other entities in Ohio, sued Cargill in Erie County making similar allegations, and that lawsuit has been dismissed with prejudice.
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