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Woman Can Sue for Sister’s Funeral Costs (access required)

Although the Norfolk Circuit Court earlier dismissed plaintiff’s claim against her brother-in-law for performance of her deceased sister’s promise that plaintiff would receive $60,000 from her sister’s pension proceeds, plaintiff is not barred from pursuing a claim against her brother-in-law for payment of her sister’s $10,210 funeral expenses, under the common law doctrine of necessaries. Defendant’s ...