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    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 that resolves the litigation in its entirety. Each settlement has been approved by the Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec Courts.

    Distribution of Settlement Funds

    The Distribution of Settlement Funds has been approved by the Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec Courts. During the approval process, the courts requested certain changes with respect to the monies allocated for indirect compensation through distributions to non-profit organizations. These changes apply to paragraphs 42 to 44 of the distribution. The approved distribution protocol is posted below.

    The deadline for filing a claim under the settlements is December 15, 2013. For information about who is eligible to file a claim and the process for filing a claim, go to

    NPTRicePoint Class Action Services of London, Ontario has been appointed by the Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec Courts as claims administrator. For further information concerning the chocolate class action, please contact NPTRicePoint Class Action Services at 1-866-432-5534 or by email at

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