With mixed success, disgruntled employees continued this year to wage courtroom battles with the retail food industry. One supermarket company took a wrongful dismissal case successfully to the U.S. Supreme Court, while several others settled class-action discrimination suits, including one for $33 million. Among the other issues that brought the industry before the law were disputes between companies over deals gone sour, patents infringed and promises not kept. There were also the ...

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