FLEMING SUIT ENDS WITH $16 MILLION SETTLEMENT

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it has agreed to pay $16 million in an out-of-court settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by customers who said they had been overcharged by the wholesaler over an 11-year period ending in 1995.The lawsuit -- originally filed in U.S. District Court in Utah in 1998 by two customers in Utah and Idaho -- was subsequently consolidated with several similar suits

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it has agreed to pay $16 million in an out-of-court settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by customers who said they had been overcharged by the wholesaler over an 11-year period ending in 1995.

The lawsuit -- originally filed in U.S. District Court in Utah in 1998 by two customers in Utah and Idaho -- was subsequently consolidated with several similar suits in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., that could ultimately swell the class to

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