FLEMING VERDICT UPHELD; MEDIATION ORDERED

CLEBURNE, Texas (FNS) -- Fleming Cos. and David's Supermarkets were ordered to resume mediation by mid-May after a judge here upheld a judgment of more than $200 million against Fleming in the fraud and breach-of-contract case.Fleming posted a $230 million bond April 12 to appeal the verdict when Judge C.C. "Kit" Cooke ruled that the Oklahoma City-based wholesaler pay $207 million in damages, plus

CLEBURNE, Texas (FNS) -- Fleming Cos. and David's Supermarkets were ordered to resume mediation by mid-May after a judge here upheld a judgment of more than $200 million against Fleming in the fraud and breach-of-contract case.

Fleming posted a $230 million bond April 12 to appeal the verdict when Judge C.C. "Kit" Cooke ruled that the Oklahoma City-based wholesaler pay $207 million in damages, plus interest, to David's, a 23-unit chain based in Grandview, Texas. Cooke also ordered Fle

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