The U.S. court approved Haggen’s $5.75 million lawsuit against Albertsons on Tuesday.
That’s considerably less than the amount Haggen had originally sought – over $1 billion – when it filed the suit in September. In the lawsuit, Haggen accused Albertsons of sabotage after Haggen acquired dozens of Albertsons stores as a result of an FTC-mandated sale.
Albertsons announced the settlement in late January, and said while it believes Haggen’s claims lack merit, the settlement enables it to avoid expensive litigation.
(READ MORE: Oregon Live)