Welcome to the Chocolate Class Action website
A number of class action lawsuits were started across Canada against Cadbury, Hershey, Nestlé and Mars entities, and ITWAL Limited (a distributor). The lawsuits claim that the defendants conspired to fix or maintain prices for chocolate products in Canada, causing chocolate buyers to pay artificially high prices for chocolate products.
The class action lawsuits have now been settled, and the settlements were approved by the courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec for all of Canada. Together, the defendants, Cadbury Adams Canada Inc., Hershey Canada Inc., Nestlé Canada Inc., and Mars Canada Inc., paid $23.2 million for the benefit of persons who bought Cadbury, Hershey, Nestlé and/or Mars chocolate products in Canada during the relevant period. The Settlements represent a resolution of claims. The defendants do not admit to any wrong-doing.
The deadline to submit claim forms expired on December 15, 2013.
February 10th, 2015 Update: Distribution to consumer and commercial claimants has completed.
Please note that if you received notice that you are an approved claimant and have yet to receive payment please contact the Claims Administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-866-432-5534.
Chocolate Products Price-Fixing Class Action Claims Administrator
PO Box 3355
London, ON, N6A 4K3