Foreign Chocolatiers Bumped From Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 3:54 PM EDT) -- Several candy makers received a sweet deal recently when they were dismissed from the multidistrict litigation over alleged price-fixing in the market for chocolate confectionery products after a federal judge agreed with their contention that the U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction over them.

Judge Christopher Conner of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Aug. 11 granted the companies' jurisdictional motions after ruling that they do not maintain an “alter ego” relationship with their affiliated American entities, nor do they possess...
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