In January 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Godiva Chocolatier for allegedly falsely marketing that its chocolate products are made in Belgium when, according to the complaint, the chocolates…
May 2020: A federal judge granted in part and denied in part the company’s motion to dismiss. To learn more about the dismissed and continuing claims, click here to read the decision.
January 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Godiva Chocolatier for allegedly falsely advertising that its chocolates are made in Belgium when, according to plaintiffs, the chocolates are made in Pennsylvania. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in March 2019.) (Hesse et al v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-972, S.D.N.Y.)
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