MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly to blame

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.— A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives.

With Monday’s ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also were sued didn’t have a responsibility to make sure the cemetery properly buried the dead. Experts said the case exposed a lack of regulation and detailed state oversight of privately owned cemeteries nationwide.

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