Court: Funeral Homes Not Responsible for Mishandled Bodies

A Shelby County Chancery Court ruled in a class action lawsuit that funeral directors were not at fault for the mishandling of bodies at Galilee Memorial Gardens, and that the cemetery itself was 99 percent responsible for what happened, The Commercial Appeal reports. More than 1,200 plaintiffs, whose loved ones were buried in caskets one atop the other, took part in the suit. Cemetery owner Jemar Lambert in 2015 pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including charges of burying bodies on land the cemetery did not own.
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