Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4CASE STUDY Major Oil Company’s Pension Plan and Retirement Fund - Interpleader Action Involving Competing Claims for Retirement Benefits Practices: Pension, Benefits & ERISA Litigation Locations: North America Industries: Energy and Natural Resources Represented a major oil company’s retirement fund and pension plan in an interpleader action involving competing claims for retirement benefits of a former employee by her Estate and her surviving spouse. The case involved the applicability of the common law “slayer rule” and the unresolved question of a plan administrator’s duty to apply this rule to deny benefits to a surviving spouse accused of slaying the plan participant in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kennedy v. DuPont. This case is ongoing. OUR ACCOLADES “Sources say: ‘The litigation group at Baker Botts is among the best I have ever worked with; they are consummate professionals.’” —U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms 2014 BAKER BOTTS PENSION, BENEFITS & ERISA LITIGATION