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Chocolate Buyers Win Class Status In Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 6:28 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday certified a class of direct chocolate purchasers in price-fixing multidistrict litigation against Nestle USA Inc., The Hershey Co. and Mars Inc. after concluding the plaintiffs' expert testimony would be admissible at trial.

U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner decided to do a so-called Daubert analysis to determine whether the testimony of two key expert witnesses was admissible, despite having only limited guidance from the Third Circuit as to whether that level of evidence scrutiny was required at the class certification...
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