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.
November 7, 2014 Update: Distribution to consumer claimants, indirect intermediary commercial purchasers and secondary commercial purchasers who filed online were made on November 7th, 2014, please click here for futher information.
Please note that if you move, you are required to send the Claims Administrator your new address by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-866-432-5534. Failure to notify the Claims Administrator of a new address may result in your settlement benefits not being paid to you.
If you are a commercial claimant and have received a deficiency notice you can submit your response either by mail to the address listed below or by email to email@example.com.
Chocolate Products Price-Fixing Class Action Claims Administrator
PO Box 3355
London, ON, N6A 4K3