The divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm has been filled with unusual arguments.
Hamm's wife, Sue Ann, says she has a right to divide his $17 billion fortune. Hamm, CEO and founder of energy giant Continental Resources, argues that his success and company are mainly the result of luck and factors beyond his control, so it shouldn't count as marital wealth.
Now, another strange wrinkle in the case has emerged—and it's one that some observers said could result in a new trial, or at least an appeal.
Citing interviews with multiple people who had been at the Oklahoma trial, Reuters reported that Eric Eissenstat, general counsel, senior vice president, secretary and chief risk officer for Continental Resources, has been "one of the most important people in the courtroom." He reportedly interjected during proceedings, talked to the judge, and at one point stood in the jury box next to a witness, according to Reuters.