Firm Wins Summary Judgment for The Hershey Company in Major Antitrust Case

March 4, 2014

The firm secured summary judgment on behalf of The Hershey Company as lead trial counsel in a multidistrict antitrust litigation in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs are direct purchasers (wholesalers and chain stores) that alleged that our client conspired with other major chocolate manufacturers to fix the price of chocolate singles and “kings” in the U.S. between 2002 and 2007. The district court concluded that the record evidence led to the conclusion that “plaintiffs have adduced no evidence tending to exclude the possibility that defendants acted independently.”

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