QUINCY, Mass. -- Stop & Shop Cos. here said it has agreed to pay $700,000 to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts to resolve disputed claims involving scan billbacks and temporary price reductions. the settlement agreement, Stop & Shop said it was not paying a penalty nor acknowledging any guilt. The company said the chain and the U.S. attorney had agreed to settle the claims "to avoid the uncertainty and expense of further litigation." According to Peter M. ...

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