RICHFOOD SUES SHURFINE ON 'DUTY ABDICATION'

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Richfood Holdings, Richmond, Va., filed suit last week against Shurfine International, Northlake, Ill., alleging "various acts of self-dealing and the abdication of managerial duties and oversight responsibility+[that resulted in] an inexcusable waste of corporate assets" by the company's board and specific officers. Richfood, a Shurfine member since March 1996, said it temporarily

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Richfood Holdings, Richmond, Va., filed suit last week against Shurfine International, Northlake, Ill., alleging "various acts of self-dealing and the abdication of managerial duties and oversight responsibility+[that resulted in] an inexcusable waste of corporate assets" by the company's board and specific officers. Richfood, a Shurfine member since March 1996, said it temporarily suspended ordering from Shurfine Sept. 22 in favor of buying directly from vendors.

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