Memorial Purchase & Installation
You have a right to choose who will install your memorial. Cemeteries may not require you to purchase
your memorial from them and they can not prohibit installtion by a licensed memorial dealer with proper insurance
coverage regardless of where it was purchased.
Federal Sherman Anti-Trust Act
The Federal Sherman Anti-Trust
Act prohibits cemeteries from limiting your choice of memorial provider or prohibiting installation
of memorial work purchased from a licensed Monument Dealer.
false statements by cemetery salespeople stating you must purchase your memorial from the cemetery or that
only the cemetery can install memorial work is a violation of federal law and is subject to penalties
and fines of up to $10,000.00 per occurance.
Cemeteries may establish reasonable rules and regulations governing installation of memorials.
If the cemetery does not install your memorial work they are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for inspection based on actual
labor for inspection of the memorial and installation. Once the memorial and installation are inspected and
accepted the Cemetery will become responsibile for memorial. If the memorial is damaged by cemetery maintenance
crews or equipment the cemetery is responsible for the damages.
YOU have the
right to choose who will furnish and install your memorial work. As a Consumer YOU may be entitled
to actual and puntitive damages from cemeteries that violate your right of choice.
For additional information contact one
of the agencies listed below or your local attorney.