JUDGE CUTS PUNITIVE SUM IN FOOD LION SUIT VS. ABC

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here claimed victory last week in its lawsuit against ABC even though the judge in the case reduced the amount of punitive damages the network must pay from $5.5 million to $315,000.In a 34-page ruling, U.S. District Judge N. Carlton Tilley, of the Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro, gave Food Lion until Friday to accept the reduced award or go through a retrial

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food Lion here claimed victory last week in its lawsuit against ABC even though the judge in the case reduced the amount of punitive damages the network must pay from $5.5 million to $315,000.

In a 34-page ruling, U.S. District Judge N. Carlton Tilley, of the Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro, gave Food Lion until Friday to accept the reduced award or go through a retrial of the punitive damages phase of the case.

A spokeswoman for Food Lion told

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