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IC 23-14-59
     Chapter 59. Potential Liability of Cemetery Owner

IC 23-14-59-1
Immunity from liability
    
Sec. 1. A cemetery owner or anyone acting on behalf of a cemetery owner is not liable in any action for:
        (1) a burial, entombment, or inurnment in the wrong lot, grave, grave space, burial space, crypt, crypt space, or niche;
        (2) a disinterment, disentombment, or disinurnment of the wrong deceased remains;
        (3) a repositioning of the remains of a deceased that encroach upon an adjacent lot, space, grave, grave space, or burial space;
        (4) setting or installing a marker, monument, any type of memorial, or an outer burial container on the wrong lot, space, grave, grave space, or burial space; or
        (5) installing any kind of foundation or other type of base for a marker, monument, or any type of memorial on the wrong lot or burial space.
As added by P.L.52-1997, SEC.33.

IC 23-14-59-2
Duties of owner upon wrongful burial
    
Sec. 2. When a wrongful burial, entombment, inurnment, disinterment, disentombment, or disinurnment referred to in section 1(1), 1(2), 1(4), or 1(5) of this chapter occurs, the cemetery owner shall:
        (1) at the expense of the cemetery owner, correct the wrongful burial, entombment, inurnment, disinterment, disentombment, or disinurnment as soon as practical after becoming aware of the error; and
        (2) notify:
            (A) the spouse, if living, of the deceased person whose remains were wrongfully buried, entombed, inurned, disinterred, disentombed, or disinurned, or whose outer burial container was wrongfully placed;
            (B) the parents, if living, of a deceased minor child whose remains were wrongfully buried, entombed, inurned, disinterred, disentombed, or disinurned, or whose outer burial container was wrongfully placed;
            (C) the person or persons whose marker, monument, memorial, foundation, or base was wrongfully placed; or
            (D) the person or persons who authorized the original burial, entombment, inurnment, disinterment, disentombment, or disinurnment;
        of the occurrence.
As added by P.L.52-1997, SEC.33.

IC 23-14-59-3
Errors caused by improper description


     Sec. 3. A cemetery owner or anyone acting on behalf of a cemetery owner is not liable in any action for any error made by placing an improper description, including an incorrect name or date, on:
        (1) a marker;
        (2) a monument;
        (3) any type of memorial; or
        (4) the container for cremated remains.
As added by P.L.52-1997, SEC.33.