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Money can’t buy you love. On the short list of other things it can’t buy: common sense, decency, and a “Get out of Father’s Day Free” card. A New York City court refused to enforce a 40-year-old contract between a billionaire investor and his former son-in-law. The son-in-law agreed to give up his parental claims to his daughter (the investor’s granddaughter) in exchange for $2.7 million. When Gramps died before paying out the full sum, the former dad sued and got nothing. If only being a good father was an enforceable contract.

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