RULING PUTS DISPOSITION OF KMART PAYMENTS IN QUESTION

NEW YORK -- Kmart may be out of bankruptcy, but it is still mired in intrigue.The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has determined that the old bankrupt Kmart company, based in Troy, Mich., should not have paid $367 million to certain former key suppliers, which could include bankrupt grocery wholesaler Fleming Cos., Dallas.The decision could be an administrative headache for the holding

NEW YORK -- Kmart may be out of bankruptcy, but it is still mired in intrigue.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has determined that the old bankrupt Kmart company, based in Troy, Mich., should not have paid $367 million to certain former key suppliers, which could include bankrupt grocery wholesaler Fleming Cos., Dallas.

The decision could be an administrative headache for the holding company that owned Kmart before it emerged from bankruptcy last May, but

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