Kroger-Albertsons: Judge Extends Temporary Block on $4 Billion Special Dividend

A judge from Washington State has extended the temporary block on a $4 billion payout to Albertsons’ shareholders in an effort to halt the cash dividend until the grocery giant’s proposed merger with Kroger can be fully reviewed by federal regulators. Judge Ken Schubert of King County Superior Court last week extended the temporary restraining order (TRO), now effective until Nov. 17.
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