CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a lawsuit filed against a Las Vegas funeral home for a botched burial can proceed.
The family of Baptist Pastor Jack Douglas Sr. sued Valley Funeral Home after a strap broke as the casket was being lowered into the ground. The casket opened and the deceased’s head was exposed.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the suit says Douglas’ widow fainted when the casket fell and she saw the head of her dead husband lodged between the casket lid and the bottom of the grave.
Valley had asked the court to dismiss the suit on grounds it had been filed beyond the statute of limitation. But justices rejected the petition, saying the lawsuit had been electronically filed within the two-year time limit.