James Dondero, a hedge fund tycoon from northern Texas, and his wife signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage. In that agreement, the wife would get $5 million if the marriage ended in divorce. Now that the marriage is over, Dondero's ex-wife is doing whatever she can to nullify the prenuptial agreement.
She filed no fewer than 11 motions in the divorce proceedings trying to get around the agreement. A jury found that both parties had violated the provisions of the agreement but upheld the agreement nonetheless. Now there will be a separate trial in June 2014 to ascertain how much of the $5 million Dondero's ex-wife will receive.