- Published: Friday, 20 May 2011 14:20
- Written by Cement Americas News
Almost two years after Ash Grove filed a federal lawsuit against Dallas's refusal to buy its wet-kiln-made cement as a violation of the state's competitive bidding laws, Dallas and Arlington, the only two parties who kept fighting Ash Grove in federal court, have negotiated a proposed settlement that will bring the litigation to a close. Dallas was one of the many municipalities that had refused to buy Ash Grove's Midlothian, Texas-made cement, as part of its cleaner-air, "green cement" initiative launched in 2007. Also named were Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas County Schools, Tarrant County, and Plano, which was dismissed from the initial litigation and named in a later complaint.