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Shareholder sues Hershey over documents revealing alleged African child labor

Plaintiff seeks documents that could determine if company knew it violated child-trafficking laws

Just one day after Halloween—one of the biggest days for candy consumption—The Hershey Co. is facing a lawsuit alleging it could knowingly have violated and benefited from child-trafficking laws.

Yesterday, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System, a Hershey shareholder, sued the country’s leading chocolate maker, demanding it uncover documents that reveal its knowledge of allegedly working with cocoa suppliers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast that use child labor.

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