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Oil magnate ordered to pay US$996m in divorce settlement

Figure much smaller than what ex-wife's lawyers sought; Hamm won't need to sell Continental Resources shares

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The judge's ruling is subject to appeal, but if accepted by both Harold Hamm (above) and his ex-wife Sue Ann, it would allow Continental's CEO to put a contentious divorce behind him and remain his oil company's controlling shareholder.

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The judge's ruling is subject to appeal, but if accepted by both Harold Hamm and his ex-wife Sue Ann (above), it would allow Continental's CEO to put a contentious divorce behind him and remain his oil company's controlling shareholder.

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CONTINENTAL Resources CEO Harold Hamm has been ordered to pay nearly US$1 billion to his ex-wife in one of the largest-ever US divorce judgments, according to a court filing.

In an 80-page ruling following a more than nine-week divorce trial that ended last month, Oklahoma

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