FOOD LION ACCEPTS DAMAGES IN ABC CASE

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here has decided to accept the reduced amount of punitive damages in its lawsuit against ABC -- $315,000 -- rather than go back to trial.In court papers, Food Lion said its decision "is based solely upon its desire to avoid the time and expense of a new trial, and should not be construed as indicating any agreement with or consent to the Court's conclusion that the jury's

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here has decided to accept the reduced amount of punitive damages in its lawsuit against ABC -- $315,000 -- rather than go back to trial.

In court papers, Food Lion said its decision "is based solely upon its desire to avoid the time and expense of a new trial, and should not be construed as indicating any agreement with or consent to the Court's conclusion that the jury's awards of punitive damages were unconstitutional or otherwise excessive.

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