ALBERTSON'S, FEDERATED TO FACE SUIT

SAN ANTONIO -- A lawsuit filed by 13 independent food brokers against Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, and its in-house private-label broker, Federated Foods, Arlington Heights, Ill., is expected to go to trial here later this year.The expectation for trial comes in the wake of suspension of court-ordered mediation. Galen Watje, the attorney representing the 13 brokers, said the principals in the case attempted

SAN ANTONIO -- A lawsuit filed by 13 independent food brokers against Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, and its in-house private-label broker, Federated Foods, Arlington Heights, Ill., is expected to go to trial here later this year.

The expectation for trial comes in the wake of suspension of court-ordered mediation. Galen Watje, the attorney representing the 13 brokers, said the principals in the case attempted to mediate their differences in meetings earlier this year.

When those

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