The chocolate class action alleges that the Defendants unlawfully conspired to raise, maintain, fix, and/or stabilize prices at which Chocolate Products were sold in Canada. The term “Chocolate Products” refers to any and all Cadbury, Hershey, Nestle or Mars chocolate confectionary products.
Settlements have been achieved with all defendants totaling more than $23 million. The deadline for applying to receive settlement benefits has passed and all settlement funds have been distributed.
What is a Class Action?
A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.
What does “certification” mean?
Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).
Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?
Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.
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