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• The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the judge who will hear the case about whether defrocked former Walmart vice chairman Tom Coughlin should get his retirement benefits has said that he is unlikely to let any current Walmart employees sit on the jury. “A jury must not only be fair, but it must appear fair,” said Benton County Circuit Judge Jay Finch.

Coughlin has been convicted of wire fraud and tax evasion after being accused of using company assets for personal purposes; Walmart is suing Coughlin to prevent him from collecting on his multimillion-dollar retirement agreement.

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