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High Court Turns Down Daughter in Pension Case

(CN) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the daughter of a DuPont Co. worker can't collect her late father's retirement benefits, because the retirement forms still listed his ex-wife as the beneficiary.

The justices unanimously ruled that the company properly paid $402,000 to William Kennedy's former wife of 22 years, Liv Kennedy, even though Liv had waived her rights to the money in their divorce decree.

Kennedy's daughter, Kari, claimed that her father meant for his estate to receive the money.

But the justices said they were bound by what was written on the retirement forms before William's death, which bequeathed the money to Liv.

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