SCHNUCK SUIT VS. FAMILY CO. ALLEGES LIBEL

ST. LOUIS (FNS) -- Schnuck Markets has filed a counterclaim against Family Co. of America, operator of 23 National stores that the latter firm bought last year from Schnuck -- charging the company and its officers with libel, slander and commercial disparagement.The counterclaim seeks $25 million in actual and $75 million in punitive damages. It is in response to the "recent flurry of disparaging

ST. LOUIS (FNS) -- Schnuck Markets has filed a counterclaim against Family Co. of America, operator of 23 National stores that the latter firm bought last year from Schnuck -- charging the company and its officers with libel, slander and commercial disparagement.

The counterclaim seeks $25 million in actual and $75 million in punitive damages. It is in response to the "recent flurry of disparaging statements made against Schnuck Markets," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief exec

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