Cemetery Puts Disturbed-Remains Trial To Rest For $35M

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2014, 9:31 PM EST) -- The owners of a Southern California Jewish cemetery on Thursday cut short the trial in a class action alleging the cemetery desecrated graves to make room for new burials, winning preliminary approval of a settlement paying out $35 million and requiring another $45 million in cemetery improvements.

In the suit, a class containing thousands of families of the deceased interred at Eden Memorial Park, a Jewish cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif., alleged that for 25 years cemetery employees had routinely broken open burial containers and discarded...
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