Canada Joins Chocolate MDL To Protect Own Case

Law360, New York (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has granted the Canadian government permission to intervene as a defendant in a multidistrict case accusing major chocolate makers of conspiring to fix prices in the U.S. in order to protect the confidentiality of Canada's competition authorities' investigation of the companies.

On Tuesday, Judge Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania approved the addition of Canada to the suit targeting Cadbury Schweppes PLC, Hershey Co., Mars Inc., Nestle SA, and a number of their subsidiaries and...
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