PLEASANTON, Calif. -- The slow and very private process of Safeway here selling Dominick's Finer Foods exploded last week into a very public battle, with Yucaipa Cos., Los Angeles, the once and would-be future owners of the Chicago-area supermarket chain, filing a lawsuit in California Superior Court alleging that Safeway has conducted a "biased and unfair" bidding process. In its suit, Yucaipa asked for monetary damages. It also asked for the court to grant injunctions prohibiting Safeway ...

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