Interlocutory Appeal Certified In Chocolate MDL

Law360, New York (April 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the chocolate industry, a federal judge has agreed to allow a group of chocolate makers to immediately appeal a recent ruling that the plaintiffs' claims had sufficiently cleared a hurdle put in place by the Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic Co. v. Twombly.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Christopher C. Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania certified an interlocutory appeal, noting that the Twombly standard is “in its infancy” and that judges...
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