Suit alleges Live Oak Cemetery wrongly transferred interment rights

David Yates Feb. 25, 2013, 5:44pm

Area resident Beverly Redmon has filed suit against Live Oak Cemetery, alleging the company trespassed on her burial plot by transferring interment rights on land she purchased. 

The suit was filed Feb. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Feb. 19, 2008, Redmon purchased a cemetery plot. In April 2011, she sought to inter her husband.

“At that time, she was informed that someone had already been interred in the space she purchased, and her husband was instead buried in a space in an entirely different section of the cemetery then she had purchased,” the suit states.

The suit further alleges Live Oak Cemetery trespassed on her property by transferring interment rights of her burial spot to a third party.

The company is accused of breaching its contract.

Redmon is seeking an unspecified judgment.

She is represented by B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell in Beaumont.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B193-950

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