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Salmonella-Tainted Chocolate Case Stays In Canada

Law360 (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Accused by Hershey Canada of supplying a salmonella-tainted chocolate additive, food giant Solae Co. has lost its bid to have the $20 million suit removed to a United States court after an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that the litigation should proceed in Canada.

On Wednesday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Harvey Spiegel ruled that the Hershey suit belonged in the Canadian courts, rejecting St. Louis-based Solae's request to defend itself against the product liability claims in its country of origin.

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