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Lessons from the chocolate case

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By John Rosen

Nov. 17, 2016, marked the one-year anniversary of the stay of proceedings in R. v. Nestle Canada Inc., known as the Chocolate case because it involved criminal allegations of price fixing in Canada of chocolate confectionary products, (e.g. chocolate bars). That stunning result marked the end of a long and expensive investigation and resulted in the aborted prosecution of the preferred indictment filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on June 21, 2013.

In the aftermath of the case, the viability and effectiveness of the...