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Ashley Furniture founder’s firm accused of defrauding Chicago company

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To settle a $20 million Illinois lawsuit, a Chicago-based company is suing a local firm created by the St. Petersburg-based founder of Ashley Furniture to retrieve documents necessary to help its ongoing case. When M & J Wilkow filed suit in April 2016 against its former employees, the company subpoenaed Third Lake Capital — an investment company of Ronald Wanek, founder of Ashley Furniture — to provide documents providing information on the employee scheme in September. However, Third Lake denied…

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