FLEMING SEEKS CLOSURE TO DECADE-LONG RETAIL LAWSUITS

DALLAS -- Fleming here said it has reached an agreement in principle to settle all claims stemming from a lawsuit involving alleged overcharges filed by multiple retailers in Missouri and Kansas, marking the end of nearly a decade of litigation by a variety of customers.The suit, which combined five actions filed in 1997 and 1998, had been scheduled to go to trial in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 13; however,

DALLAS -- Fleming here said it has reached an agreement in principle to settle all claims stemming from a lawsuit involving alleged overcharges filed by multiple retailers in Missouri and Kansas, marking the end of nearly a decade of litigation by a variety of customers.

The suit, which combined five actions filed in 1997 and 1998, had been scheduled to go to trial in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 13; however, the parties reached the preliminary settlement agreement a few days later.

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