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The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports that a federal judge has ruled that Supervalu was within its legal rights when it schemed to block the development of stores by rival retailers such as Walmart.

According to the story, lawyers representing developers “had claimed the retailer engaged in fraud when it secretly organized citizen opposition to shopping centers that would have included Walmart stores, even paying for a lawyer who helped block the deals.

“The judge basically acknowledges that Supervalu was being sneaky, but said that was allowed.”
KC's View:
Sneaky but legal. Helluva legacy.