INVESTOR FILES CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST KROGER

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here and Joseph A. Pichler, Kroger chairman and chief executive officer, face a class action lawsuit filed in late May in U.S. District Court here by a shareholder who alleges the company knew about improper accounting practices at its Compton, Calif.-based Ralphs subsidiary last September, six months before going public with the news.On March 5, Kroger said it had been made

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here and Joseph A. Pichler, Kroger chairman and chief executive officer, face a class action lawsuit filed in late May in U.S. District Court here by a shareholder who alleges the company knew about improper accounting practices at its Compton, Calif.-based Ralphs subsidiary last September, six months before going public with the news.

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