Sweet Ending For Chocolatier As Box-Size Suit Is Tossed

By Lauren Berg (December 10, 2018, 8:34 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday tossed a proposed class of consumers' second bite at Fannie May Confections Brands Inc., finding that the amended complaint accusing the confectioner of using deceptively large chocolate boxes failed to show a violation of federal slack-fill regulations.

As in their original complaint, the putative class of customers said that they were deceived into believing the boxes held more chocolate than they did because the boxes were partially empty, but U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis was not persuaded by their argument that Chicago-based Fannie May knowingly filled its boxes of confections with nonfunctional space....

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