Cemetery and Funeral Bill of Rights© needs to pass Congress.
Congressman Bobby Rush has announced a Cemetery and Funeral Bill of Rights© in the proposed Bereaved Consumers Protection Act.
This is an effective response to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal(near Chicago) discovered in July: Over Three hundred graves were desecrated.
In the Eden Memorial Park Scandal discovered in Mission Hills California last week over 500 graves were desecrated.
There has never been nationwide Cemetery Legislation and as of now there is generally no way to file a complaint against a cemetery to get resolution.
Today you can file a complaint against a funeral home and get resolution. This is done under the Funeral Rule.
There is no place to file a complaint for cemeteries.
This is why the legislation makes sense. The bad guys can be stopped,if the cemetery and funeral bill of rights is enacted-proposed Bereaved Consumers Protection Act.
Snippet from NBCchicago.com
“Legislation being introduced by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush would establish a national bill of rights for consumers of cemetery and funeral home services.
The Chicago Democrat unveiled the Bereaved Consumers Protection Act during a news conference Monday.
The act would amend the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule. The rule prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the funeral operations industry.”
Cemetery|Funeral| Industry Blog by Your Funeral Guy.
Up to 500 Graves desecrated here
The law Firm in the NEW California Service Corporation International Lawsuit won a Florida Case against SCI in 2oo8. The case that they won occurred in Florida at the Menorah Gardens Cemetery. The Jury trial ended in 2008. The grave desecrations in the latest lawsuit occurred at Eden Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
A COPY OF THE LATEST SCI LAWSUIT IN CALIFORNIA CAN BE VIEWED HERE
The lawsuit at Eden Memorial Park at Mission Hills in California is the latest in a string of Lawsuits against Service Corporation international in 2009.
Up to 5oo Grave sites were desecrated in the New SCI Scandal.
Snippet from www.edenclaims.com
“Less than one-year ago Eagan O’Malley & Avenatti, LLP obtained a $31.8 jury verdict, reported to be one of the largest in the country in 2008. Plaintiff is also represented by Edward M. Ricci, Esq. of Edward M. Ricci, P.A in Palm Beach County, Florida. Mr. Ricci previously successfully represented numerous individuals in connection with the Menorah Gardens cemetery scandal in Florida, where similar allegations were made against Service Corporation International.”
The grave robbing at Burr Oak cemetery in Chicago along With this latest Service Corporation International Scandal is a wake up call for Cemetery Reform Legislation!
Up to 500 graves desecrated at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills California.
Up to 300 graves desecrated at Burr Oak Cemetery Alsip, IL
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