FLEMING, DAVID'S REACH $19.9 MILLION SETTLEMENT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A year ago, a Texas jury handed down a staggering $211.2 million judgment against wholesaler Fleming Cos. here. Last week, Fleming and plaintiff David's Supermarkets reached an out-of-court settlement for less than a tenth of that sum, which resolved the matter and obviated the need for a new trial that had been set for May.Calling the major agreement simply "a pragmatic business

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A year ago, a Texas jury handed down a staggering $211.2 million judgment against wholesaler Fleming Cos. here. Last week, Fleming and plaintiff David's Supermarkets reached an out-of-court settlement for less than a tenth of that sum, which resolved the matter and obviated the need for a new trial that had been set for May.

Calling the major agreement simply "a pragmatic business decision," Fleming said it would pay $19.9 million to David's, Grandview, Texas, to sett

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