Child Labor Candy Alert A 'Slippery Slope,' 1st Circ. Suggests

Law360, Boston (December 3, 2019, 8:36 PM EST) -- The First Circuit questioned whether forcing Hershey, Mars and Nestle to disclose that they source cocoa beans from farms that may use child labor would open the door to a wide range of warnings that would have to be crammed into a wrapper, as the panel heard oral arguments Tuesday.

The panel cautioned against a “slippery slope” of disclosures that could become necessary should Danell Tomasella prevail on her proposed class actions against the candy giants alleging violations of Massachusetts consumer protection statute Chapter 93A.

Tomasella says she never would have bought any of the companies’ candy had she known about...

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