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The Wall Street Journal reports that the wrongful termination suit filed by former Wal-Mart marketing executive Julie Roehm against the retailer in a Michigan state court has been dismissed by a judge there.

The reason: the judge said that the suit should have been filed in Wal-Mart’s home state of Arkansas.

No word yet on whether Roehm plans to refile the suit in Arkansas. However, she told the Journal in an interview that “it feels this has gone on for too long … It makes all the sense in the world to resolve this in a way that doesn't involve litigation."
KC's View:
It certainly makes sense to avoid litigation when the first result in the process doesn’t go your way. But I would agree that this soap opera has gone for too long – what with allegations that Roehm was cheating on her husband with a subordinate and inappropriately taking gifts from vendors, and her countercharges that she was just doing business the same way that CEO Lee Scott was.

Wait a minute. What am I saying?

In my business, this kind of soap opera can’t go on too long.

Let the filings and counter-filings and allegations continue!

In this case, I’d like to use the old Don Imus line when talking to the two sides of the continuing soap opera:

“I’m not happy until you’re not happy.”