OKLAHOMA CITY -- Due to a one-time litigation charge and other expenses, net earnings at Fleming Cos. here fell for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 5. a $20 million one-time charge related to the settlement in the Premium Sales diversion case -- offset in part by a change in the disposition value for divested stores and other items -- net earnings would have been $7.1 million (19 cents a share) for the quarter, according to Fleming. For the 40 weeks, net income slipped 57% to ...

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