Probes Could Turn Darker For Chocolate-Makers

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the wave of lawsuits pouring in against the world's biggest chocolate-makers continues to grow, more antitrust watchdogs are expected to join in the probe of possible price-fixing, but it is still too early to tell how widespread the alleged collusion could be or how far-reaching the ramifications.

The Hershey Co., Mars Inc., Nestle SA and Cadbury Schweppes Plc are among the candy companies that have been ensnared in an antitrust inquiry that began when Canada's Competition Bureau accused the four rivals late last year of...
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