Mobile Family Receives $12 Million Verdict in Lawsuit Against a Funeral Home
A jury has awarded $12 million to a Mobile family in a lawsuit against a local funeral home.
The family was represented by attorneys Donald Knowlton and Mike Roberts from the Gadsden, Ala firm of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton and attorney Jeff Hester of Pelham, Ala.
“This case is about a funeral home’s failure to respect and honor the dignity of a family member’s life,” said Knowlton.
Hester added, “We are honored to seek justice for this wonderful family.”
The jury returned the verdict on Friday, February 22 following a several-day trial in Mobile County Circuit Court. The jury heard evidence that the funeral home failed to follow the law and their own requirements. Pine Crest was unable to find and provide the cremated remains of a family member.
Pine Crest Funeral Home is an affiliate of Service Corporation International (SCI), a leading provider of death care services and products in North America. SCI has around 24,000 employees and operates more than 2,000 funeral homes and cemeteries.
Former Judge David Kimberley Joins Gadsden Law Firm
Former Circuit Court Judge David Kimberley has joined Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, a Gadsden-based law firm known for its personal injury and consumer litigation work in Alabama and across the country.
Prior to winning his seat on the bench in 2006, Kimberley practiced law for more than 20 years with the Cusimano firm.
“We are pleased to have David, a respected judge and skilled litigator, re-joining our team,” said Greg Cusimano, one of the firm’s principal attorneys. “His decades of experience will be invaluable to our clients.”
Gregory Stephen Cusimano was AV Rated – Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell in 2018
Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC has been voted as a favorite in the category of Best Law Firm.
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Michael L. Roberts of Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton, LLC, Gadsden, has authored the Sixth Edition of Alabama Tort Law, published in early 2016 by LexisNexis. This two-volume, 3400-page treatise analyzes the current state of tort law as impacted by recent appellate and legislative developments as well as the historical underpinnings of tort issues.
Containing 50 chapters, this edition gives text or footnote treatment to over 10,000 tort cases.
The first edition of Alabama Tort Law was published in 1990. This work and its subsequent editions have been cited by a number of state and federal court opinions.