FOOD LION WINS $5.5 MILLION DAMAGES VS. ABC

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here ended a four-year quest for vindication last week when a federal jury in Greensboro, N.C., ordered ABC News and two ABC producers to pay the chain $5.5 million in punitive damages.ABC said last week it would "seek review of [the] verdict through all available avenues of appeal."Food Lion's legal action stemmed from a hidden-camera report on ABC-TV's "PrimeTime Live"

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here ended a four-year quest for vindication last week when a federal jury in Greensboro, N.C., ordered ABC News and two ABC producers to pay the chain $5.5 million in punitive damages.

ABC said last week it would "seek review of [the] verdict through all available avenues of appeal."

Food Lion's legal action stemmed from a hidden-camera report on ABC-TV's "PrimeTime Live" in November 1992 that questioned Food Lion's sanitary handling procedures.

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