Family Dollar Slams Grocer's Price Undercutting Claims

Law360, Philadelphia (September 03, 2013, 5:34 PM ET) -- Family Dollar Stores Inc. fired back Thursday at a lawsuit alleging it was undermining lease rights of a Philadelphia grocery through a conspiracy with Dollar Tree Stores Inc. to sell underpriced food, arguing that the complaint had failed to allege the two businesses were acting in concert.

While Food Line Management Inc., owner of the Port Richmond Thriftway, alleged the chains systematically sold underpriced food at shopping centers with established grocery stores in violation of leasing agreements, Family Dollar argued in a brief that the company’s...
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