Woman sues FedEx over wife’s $400,000 spousal death benefit, which company won’t pay because it doesn’t recognize the marriage

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A woman is suing Fedex over her wife’s $400,000 spousal death benefit – which the company is refusing to pay because it would not recognize their marriage.

Lesly Taboada-Hall, who was a driver for the company for 26 years, lost her battle with uterine cancer two years ago.

But because she died six days before a landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, FedEx determined that wife Stacy Schuett, of California, was not eligible to receive the pension benefit, her lawyers say.

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