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United States Third Circuit

In re: Chocolate Confectionary, 14-2790

In consolidated antitrust conspiracy cases involving the issue of how courts should view evidence of a contemporaneous antitrust conspiracy in the U.S. market, the district court's summary judgment in favor of chocolate manufacturer-defendants is affirmed where the Canadian conspiracy evidence is ambiguous and does not support an inference of a U.S. conspiracy because: 1) the people involved in and the circumstances surrounding the Canadian conspiracy are different from those involved in and surrounding the U.S. conspiracy; and 2) the evidence that the chocolate manufacturers in the U.S. knew of the unlawful Canadian conspiracy is weak and related only to Hershey.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/15/2015
  • Published 09/15/2015




  • United States Third Circuit


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