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'Head in the Sand' Approach on Cocoa Supply Chain May Not Wash if Nestlé, ADM & Cargill Suit Proceeds, says Lawyer

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 13:32 -- admin

'Head in the sand' approach on cocoa supply chain may not wash if Nestlé, ADM & Cargill suit proceeds, says lawyer, Confectionary News Online, December 13, 2016 - by Oliver Nieburg

Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director of International Rights Advocates and lawyer representing six alleged child slaves working in cocoa in a class action against Nestlé, ADM and Cargill says the ramifications of the case on the chocolate industry could be huge.

The class action lawsuit, initiated in 2005, will be heard in federal court in January 2017 in the cocoa and chocolate companies’ last bid to dismiss the case before the parties prepare for trial.
The court will finally decide following a hearing on January 9, 2017 whether to dismiss or proceed after numerous challenges to have the case thrown out.

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