Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey facing major child slavery lawsuit

According to The Guardian, the young adults are all from Mali and seek damages for “forced labor and further compensation for unjust enrichment, negligent supervision, and intentional infliction of emotional distress” when they were children.

This also marks the first time a class-action lawsuit is being filed against the cocoa industry in a United States court. It is also believed that this case is only one of many instances of child abuse and slave labour in the industry.

Nestle fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape

The ruling is the latest twist in a decade-long UK chocolate wars saga between Nestle and Cadbury.

The Dairy Milk maker failed in its own attempt to trademark the shade of purple it uses after Nestle complained.

But on Wednesday, it was the Cadbury bosses celebrating the latest attempt to foil KitKat's plans.

Nestle claimed that the shape of the bar was so unique, it should be protected by law.

But time after time, judges have thrown out the attempt.