BECKLEY - A woman whose father purchased five burial plots in a Beckley cemetery is suing over claims of “double selling.”
Margaret Doughty filed a lawsuit on Oct. 2 in the Circuit Court of Raleigh County against Stonemor Partners LP, Cornerstone Family Services of West Virginia LLC, Cornerstone Family Services of West Virginia LLC, doing business as Sunset Memorial Gardens, Sunset Memorial Park and Sunset Memorial Park of Beckley Inc., citing breach of contract, fraud, grand larceny, intentional misrepresentation and negligence.
The plaintiff claims the defendants have breached their contract with her late father, Paul Hollandsworth, who purchased five adjoining grave sites so his family members could be buried next to each other.
Doughty claims the defendants told her the family can't be buried next to each other anymore because some of the plots have been sold to someone else, according to the brief.
The plaintiff is suing for an undetermined amount of relief, including compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff is being represented by Beckley attorney Greg A. Hewitt.
Circuit Court of Raleigh County Case No. 13-C-303