LUBBOCK, Texas -- In the latest chapter of a bitter legal dispute between Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, and David's Supermarkets, Grandview, Texas, a federal judge here threw out Fleming's defamation case against David's lead attorney. In January, Fleming filed defamation, slander and fraud charges against the attorney, William D. Sims Jr., the chain and its founder, David Waldrip. Fleming's lawsuit accused the defendants of making defamatory statements about the wholesaler after David's won ...

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