JUDGE MULLS ABC-FOOD LION PUNTIVE AWARD

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A federal judge must now decide whether Food Lion gets all, some or none of a $5.5 million punitive damages award against the ABC television network.ommitted during a 1992 "PrimeTime Live" investigation of the grocery chain's sanitation practices.Food Lion wants to preserve the award, while ABC has asked U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Tilley to throw it out, saying it's unconstitutional

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A federal judge must now decide whether Food Lion gets all, some or none of a $5.5 million punitive damages award against the ABC television network.

ommitted during a 1992 "PrimeTime Live" investigation of the grocery chain's sanitation practices.

Food Lion wants to preserve the award, while ABC has asked U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Tilley to throw it out, saying it's unconstitutional and harmful to a free press.

It wasn't clear how soon th

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