JUDGE ORDERS A NEW TRIAL FOR DAVID'S FLEMING SUIT

CLEBURNE, Texas (FNS) -- Fleming Cos. and David's Supermarkets are headed back to trial next year, extending their three-year legal battle, after a Texas judge tossed out a $211.2 million jury verdict against the wholesaler.Amid much controversy last week, Judge C.W. Duncan Jr. granted Fleming's request for a new trial because the former presiding judge, C.C. "Kit" Cooke, had past financial ties with

CLEBURNE, Texas (FNS) -- Fleming Cos. and David's Supermarkets are headed back to trial next year, extending their three-year legal battle, after a Texas judge tossed out a $211.2 million jury verdict against the wholesaler.

Amid much controversy last week, Judge C.W. Duncan Jr. granted Fleming's request for a new trial because the former presiding judge, C.C. "Kit" Cooke, had past financial ties with David's owner, David Waldrip, his associates and an attorney.

In May, Cooke

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