Hershey, Chocolate Makers, 'Kiss' Goodbye Effort to Foil Class Status

, The Legal Intelligencer


A month after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over the role of Daubert review at the class certification stage, a federal judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania has granted class status to direct purchasers of chocolate candies from major manufacturers after conducting an unabridged Daubert analysis of their two expert witnesses.

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    Corporations will always fight to keep classes from being certified. Class certification means bad news for companies that fight allegations from a group of plaintiffs under similar circumstances. If a jury believes a class's allegations then it can be a really expensive award or an expensive settlement.

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