Father blames Wheeling burial service for emotional distress

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 12, 2018

WHEELING — A father is suing a Wheeling burial service, alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress.

James William Cooke of Triadelphia filed a complaint March 12 in Ohio Circuit Court against Cornerstone Family Services of West Virginia LLC, et al, alleging violation of the retail installment contract and security agreement.

According to the complaint, on April 28, 2015, the parties entered into retail installment contract and security agreement wherein Cornerstone would create a bronze memorial to Cooke's son according to certain specifications. As a result of the defendants' negligence, the suit says, the son's grave was unnecessarily disturbed twice, causing Cooke to experience emotional distress. 

The plaintiff alleges Cornerstone Family Services repeatedly failed to manufacture his son's bronze memorial according to specifications.

Cooke seeks trial by jury, judgment of $50,000, and all other appropriate relief. He is represented by attorney Michael B. Baum of Edmond & Baum PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 18-C-58

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