The law suit that was dismissed is the the big important Doe vs. Nestlé that is going back to trial in the 9th District.
This is actually 3 separate class action law suits alleging the companies should have disclosed that child slavery is used to harvest their beans on the chocolate bar labels. The court through it out because it doesn't consider itself to have jurisdiction over labeling.
Culpability still exists. This was only about labeling.
A California federal judge dismissed two class actions against Nestle USA Inc. and Hershey Co. alleging that the companies should disclose on their packaging that their cocoa beans are harvested by child slaves. A similar class action against Mars Inc. was dismissed by another judge in February of this year. Read More