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March 26, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Stewart Enterprises Inc. said it acquired Sentinel Cremation Societies Inc., giving it a presence in the California cremation business. The price paid for closely held Sentinel wasn't disclosed. Sentinel owns 13 funeral centers--including 10 Neptune Society Centers--four crematories, two funeral chapels and a cemetery. It operates in San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland, Stockton, San Marcos and Orange County.
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May 8, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge certified a class-action lawsuit Friday, allowing an estimated 54,000 plaintiffs to join the suit against local mortuaries and funeral societies accused of mishandling human cremations over 10 years. The suit was filed in 1991 by eight people who said that the bodies of family members were treated improperly before cremation and that remains mixed with others afterward. Following a six-day hearing, Judge Eileen C.
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May 17, 1991 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six mortuaries and funeral societies were named Thursday in a class-action suit alleging mishandling of thousands of corpses, including commingling during cremations and removal of dental gold. The defendants include Cremar Inc., a crematory located in Anaheim, and mortuaries and funeral societies that contract with Cremar, including the Telophase Society of America, Sentinel Cremation Societies Inc., Sheffer Mortuary Inc., (also known as the Ray Family, Flowers by the Sea), Tustin Mortuary Inc.
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December 3, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim crematorium and several local mortuaries and funeral societies will pay more than $16 million under an agreement approved Friday to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged mishandling of cremations, including the commingling of remains and the removal of dental gold.
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