Former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sourcing executive John Ryan just doesn’t know when to call it quits.
In July, Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren tossed out the $20 million lawsuit Ryan filed in February against his ex-wife, Jane Ryan, and her former attorney, Doug Gramling, of Fayetteville-based Estes Gramling and Estes LLC.
In the suit, Ryan claimed his ex-wife and Gramling conspired to wreck his business relationships and, thus, his ability to make money in the cutthroat world of international retail. In the meantime, he’d already filed a $17 million bankruptcy in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
After taking a look at the case, Karren lowered the boom.
The judge said Ryan didn’t have the legal standing to file the suit because he filed it as an... [ MORE ]