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Walmart sues to stop former top exec from joining Amazon

The battle between Walmart and Amazon has taken a personal turn.

The discounter sued its former chief tax officer, Lisa Wadlin, for violating her employment agreement by jumping to Amazon, reported Bloomberg. Walmart is seeking to stop Wadlin from taking the position at Amazon until May 2020.

In a lawsuit filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, Walmart alleges that Wadlin violated her employment agreement by agreeing to join Amazon. Walmart said is it looking to protect its rights to lawfully restrict “senior employee’s ability to work for its direct competitor.’’

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