More families plan lawsuit against Galilee cemetery
|By Clay Bailey, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.|
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Jefferson said about 100 potential clients have contacted the firm about practices at the cemetery.
While the claims in the potential lawsuit by
"While some of the issues may overlap, our issues will also take a different direction," Jefferson said.
The press conference and statements by the three families come a day after two other legal actions involving the troubled
The class action lawsuits come as owner
They recounted stories of never seeing relatives put in the grave. Instead, they were told to leave and the body would be moved to its proper place later. Jefferson contended family members were not allowed to remain for the lowering of the body to keep secret what was going on at Galilee.
"We believe that's why family members were told 'you need to leave' because if the family members could not see the lowering of the body, they would (not) see that another casket was there," Jefferson said.
"Why would the do that?" Branch asked.
"It's been real hard for my family once we found out they were stacking bodies," Branch said. "We as a family feel that everybody that's involved should be accountable for their part in this body stacking.
"It's not about money to us," he added. "It's more about is my mother at rest?"
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