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Sokol Law Firm settles case of cremated remains left in garbage dumpster

In November of 2013, the widow of Eric Wiley found out from a channel 8 news report that her late husband’s cremated remains were found in an Akron area dumpster 3 years after his death.  Upon investigation, it was revealed that, instead of burying the cremated remains, the funeral director had left them in a storage unit, where they sat for years.  After not paying his bill to the storage facility, the contents of his unit (including the cremains of Mr. Wiley) were thrown into a dumpster where they were later discovered by a “dumpster diver.”

The Sokol Law Firm was hired to represent the family in their claim against the funeral director.  Today, a year and one-half later, we obtained a settlement for our clients.  In addition, their beloved husband and father is now buried in his proper final resting place.  It was a long road, and we are thrilled to be able to offer our clients closure in this matter.

You can see the original FOX 8 news story at the link below:

Cremated Remains Found in Akron Dumpster

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