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Scott et al. v. Service Corporation International et al. 

Case No.BC421528

Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles

Counsel: Michael Avenatti & Jason Frank of Eagan Avenatti, LLP

 

You May Be Entitled To Receive Monetary Compensation Under This Class Action Settlement.

 

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  • A Settlement has been reached between Defendants Service Corporation International and SCI California Funeral Services, Inc. ("Defendants" or "SCI") and Plaintiffs Robert Scott, Sean Frank, Rabbi Howard Laibson, Warren Binder, Ivy Greenstein, Miriam Sue Roth, Linda Pore, Barry Chapman, and Habib Naeim (the "Class Representatives"), individually and on behalf of the previously certified classes (the "Class" or "Plaintiffs").  The underlying lawsuit, entitled Scott et al. v. Service Corporation International et al., Civil Case No. BC421528 (also known as Sands et al v. Service Corporation International et al.) is presently pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles. 
     
  • This Settlement concerns Eden Memorial Park Cemetery ("Eden"), a Jewish cemetery located in Mission Hills, California.  The total value of the Settlement is over $80,500,000.  The Settlement provides monetary benefits and permanent requirements and measures at Eden.
     
  • You are a member of the Class, and your rights may be affected by this Settlement if:
    • A. You purchased any interment rights (plots), cemetery goods and/or services at Eden during the time period February 7, 1985 through September 10, 2009; and/or
    • B.  You authorized the interment of a loved one to be buried at Eden during the time period February 7, 1985 through September 10, 2009; and/or
    • C.  You are the authorized representative of any deceased persons who would fall under the definitions in Category (A) or Category (B) above.
        
       

The Notice you may have received explains that the Court granted "preliminary approval" of a settlement of this class action lawsuit. The Court authorized this Notice because you have a right to know about the proposed Settlement in this Class Action lawsuit, and about all of your options, before the Court decides whether to grant "final approval" to the Settlement.  The notice explains the allegations in the lawsuit, the terms of the Settlement, and your legal rights. 

Please view the Case Documents page to download legal documents or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

Important Dates

Claim Filing Deadline: June 5, 2014

Objection Deadline: April 7, 2014

Opt-Out Deadline: May 6, 2014 

Final Approval Hearing Date:  May 15, 2014

Final Approval: May 15, 2014