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Ex-Wife Loses Appeal in $1B Divorce

Sue Ann Hamm cashed $974M check, court notes
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2015 4:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a sign that the "billion dollar divorce" saga might actually be over before the only billionaires involved are lawyers, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled against Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm. In a 7-2 decision, the court decided that since Sue Ann Hamm cashed a $974 million check from her ex-husband earlier this year, she no longer had the right to appeal the settlement, NBC News reports. Sue Ann Hamm, who was married to Harold for more than 20 years, was seeking a bigger slice of an estimated $18 billion fortune, reports the AP. The court ruled that Harold can still appeal the settlement, which also awarded Sue Ann three of their homes, if he chooses. (Read more Harold Hamm stories.)

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