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Last updated on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:51 pm

Appeal Deal

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 ]
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