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Mortuary Sued

Mortuary Sued

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TA-TALINDABAIN,TYESTERLING,KIMBERLYBYERS,VALERIECOHEN,LORRIEDENSON,ANGELANICKOLS,ANDCLAUDESTERLING,Plaintiffs,
vs.
GONZALEZFUNERALHOMEANDCREMATORY,INC.;S.E.FUNERALHOMESOFTEXAS,INC.;GLOBALMORTUARYAFFAIRS,LLC;J.E.KEEVERMORTUARY,Defendants.
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PLAINTIFFS'ORIGINALPETITIONWITHREQUESTFORDISCLOSURE
TOTHEHONORABLEJUDGEOFSAIDCOURT:NOWCOMETa-TalindaBain,TyeSterling,KimberlyByers,ValerieCohen,LorrieDenson,AngelaNickols,andClaudeSterling("Plaintiffs")andcomplainofGonzalezFuneralHomeandCrematory,S.E.FuneralHomesofTexas,Inc.,GlobalMortuaryAffairs,LLC,andJ.E.KeeverMortuary,andforcauseofactionwouldshowthefollowing:
I.
DISCOVERYLEVEL
PlaintiffsintendtoconductdiscoveryunderLevel3ofRule190oftheTexasRulesofCivilProcedureandrequeststheCourtenteraSchedulingOrder.
II.PARTIES
PlaintiffTa-TalindaBainisaresidentofShawneeCounty,Kansas,andisthenaturaldaughterofSheilaSterling,Deceased.TyeSterlingisaresidentofSanBernardinoCounty,Texas,andisthenaturalsonofSheilaSterling,Deceased.
Plaintiffs'OriginalPetitionwithRequestforDisclosure~Page1
 
KimberlyByersisaresidentofDallasCounty,Texas,andisthenaturalsisterofSheilaSterling,Deceased.ValerieCohenisaresidentofHardinCounty,Kentucky,andisthenaturalsisterofSheilaSterling,Deceased.LorrieDensonisaresidentofSanBernardinoCounty,California,andisthenaturalsisterofSheilaSterling,Deceased.AngelaNickolsisaresidentofDallasCounty,Texas,andisthenaturalsisterofSheilaSterling,Deceased.ClaudeSterlingisaresidentofJacksonCounty,Missouri,andisthenaturalbrotherofSheilaSterling,Deceased.DefendantGonzalezFuneralHomeandCrematory,Inc.isaTexasfor-profitcorporationwithitsprincipleplaceofbusinessat3050N.StemmonsFreeway,Dallas,Texas75247-6105.ThisDefendantmaybeservedbyandthroughitsregisteredagent,FrankGonzalez,at3050StemmonsFreeway,Dallas,Texas75247.DefendantS.E.FuneralHomesofTexas,Inc.isaTexasfor-profitcorporationwithitsprincipleplaceofbusinessat1333S.ClearviewParkway,Jefferson,LA70121.ThisDefendantmaybeservedbyandthroughitsregisteredagent,CTCorporationSystem,350N.St.PaulSt.,Suite2900,Dallas,Texas75201-4234.DefendantGlobalMortuaryAffairs,LLCisaTexasfor-profitlimitedliabilitycorporationwithitsprincipleplaceofbusinessat424S.BryanBeltLineRoad,Mesquite,Texas75149-5029.ThisDefendantmaybeservedbyandthroughitsregisteredagent,DavidPatterson,3608HilltopCircle,Rockwall,Texas75087-5315.
Plaintiffs'OriginalPetitionwithRequestforDisclosure-Page2
 
DefendantJ.E.KeeverMortuary,Inc.isaTexasfor-profitcorporationwithitsprincipleplaceofbusinessat408NorthDallas,Ennis,Texas75119.ThisDefendantmaybeservedbyandthroughitsregisteredagent,DavidKeever,408NorthDallas,Ennis,Texas75119.
III.
JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
JurisdictionisproperinthisCourtbecausetheamount
in
controversyexceedstheminimumjurisdictionallimitsofthisCourt.JurisdictionisfurtherproperbecausetheDefendantsareTexascorporationsconductingfor-profitactivitiesinsidethestateofTexas.ThisCourthasvenueoverthepartiestothisactionsincetheactswhichformthebasisofthelawsuitoccurredinDallasCounty,Texas.Venue,therefore,isproperinDallasCountypursuanttoTEX.CIV.PRAC.
&
REM.
CODEANN.15.002(a)(1).
IV.
FACTUALBACKGROUND
OnoraboutSeptember4,2011,SheilaSterlingpassedawayatMethodistMansfieldHospital.Atthetimeofherdeath,Ms.Sterlingwassurvivedbyhertwonaturalchildren,TyeSterlingandTa-TalindaBain,andhersistersandbrother,KimberlyByers,ValerieCohen,LorrieDenson,AngelaNickols,andClaudeSterling.ThefamilymembersselectedDefendantGonzalezFuneralHomeandCrematory,Inc.(hereinafter"DefendantGonzalez")toassistwiththefuneralandcremationservicesoftheirbelovedfamilymember.BecausesomeofMs.Sterling'simmediatefamilywereoutoftownatthetimeofherdeath,Ms.Sterling'sfamilymadethedecisiontoholdthefuneralservicesonthefollowingSaturday,September10,2011,toallowtheoutoftownfamilymemberstheopportunitytosafelytraveltoDallas,Texasforthefuneralservices.Thefamilyalsoplannedanopen-casketviewing
Plaintiffs'OriginalPetition
with
RequestforDisclosure~Page3

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Talk about mental anguish, someone really dropped the ball on this one. I realize that among the 2.5M deaths in the US, see http://www.acremation.com/picking-rig... some human error can be expected, but this is one mistake that could have EASILY been avoided. No excuse for this.
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