Two outraged kin of 5 buried individuals are suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, alleging a Mission Hills cemetery is in such disrepair that they can’t discover their family members’ graves.
“Plaintiffs … can’t find the gravesites of their decedents …,” the go well with states. “There might be no peace of thoughts or assurance of a dignified and respectful ultimate resting place … as a result of defendants’ misconduct,” in accordance with the courtroom papers filed within the lawsuit.
William Howard and Jodi Howard filed the proposed class-motion go well with Friday in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, alleging breach of contract, negligence and fraud.
The lawsuit doesn’t state the connection, if any, between the plaintiffs, whose lawyer, Jeffrey Spencer, couldn’t be instantly reached.
The go well with seeks unspecified damages, plus the creation of a belief in order that any wrongfully obtained monies could be returned to the category plaintiffs.
An archdiocese spokeswoman didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
In line with the lawsuit, San Fernando Mission Cemetery is the burial location of William Howard’s mother and father and brother in addition to Jodi Howard’s sister and grandparents.
Burial contracts with the archdiocese name for 15 % of the quantities paid to be dedicated to cemetery upkeep, the go well with states.
Nevertheless, the archdiocese is failing to make use of the cemetery upkeep fund monies at its burial grounds, leaving them “desecrated” and “in a state of disrepair and neglect,” in line with the grievance.
The gravesites are coated in weeds and grave markers have been misplaced, broken or eliminated, the go well with alleges.
— Metropolis Information Service
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