Posted by: Jon Fine on January 25, 2007
Wal-Mart didn’t comment for the story, but one detail from an earlier response to the lawsuit jumps out at you (emphasis mine):
In addition to financial damages, Ms. Roehm is looking to retrieve items left in her office at the Bentonville, Ark., headquarters. She’s demanding the return of her media exchange files, material from presentations and work she did prior to joining Wal-Mart, and copies of her Microsoft Outlook folders, including her personal contacts.
A response filed by Wal-Mart on Jan. 18 generally denies the claims, including any possession of electronic records. Wal-Mart, however, did say it has a few things of Ms. Roehm’s, including a stepladder and paint supplies it has “invited [Ms. Roehm] to collect.” Among the changes Ms. Roehm effected during her 11-month tenure at Wal-Mart: She painted her office.