Wal-Mart Seeks to Dismiss Roehm Suit: Report

Wal-Mart Stores is asking a Michigan court to dismiss a case against it by former advertising executive Julie Roehm, arguing the case should be held in Wal-Mart’s home state of Arkansas.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here is asking a Michigan court to dismiss a case against it by former advertising executive Julie Roehm, arguing the case should be held in Wal-Mart’s home state of Arkansas. Wal-Mart made the request this week after a federal judge in Michigan declined to take over the case and sent it back to state court where it was filed, according to a report in the Associated Press. Roehm, who was fired in December, filed suit in January seeking severance payment fo $1.5 million. Wal-Mart has since countersued, charging Roehm with violations of company ethics policies.

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