Rinnier v. Gracelawn Memorial Park, Inc.

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Petitioner filed a petition to disinter the body of her daughter, believing Respondent, her daughter’s widower, murdered her daughter. Petitioner sought evidence to substantiate this belief via the disinterment and a subsequent autopsy. The daughter lived and died in Florida but was buried in a Delaware cemetery. The Court of Chancery denied the petition to disinter, holding (1) Petitioner’s exceptions to the Master’s Final Report recommending denying Petitioner’s petition were untimely and unavailing; and (2) Petitioner failed to meet the standard for exhumation by demonstrating to a reasonable certainty that disinterment will be of utility. View "Rinnier v. Gracelawn Memorial Park, Inc." on Justia Law

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