Hollidaysburg, PA asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania

Q: If a company purchases an existing contract with a consumer, obligated to honor the contract?

Mom was living in Lancaster county, Pa when she purchased a Cremation Services package for 1300.00 in 1993. Mom now lives with me in Blair County, PA. I called the number on her card and apparently the old company sold the contract and the new company states that there was only $241.00 in the trust fund when they purchased it and since she lives outside of the original county, they will not honor her contract unless, I pay for transportation, etc and have her transported to their facilities.

IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH PLEASE CONTACT

1-800-528-2795

CREMATION SERVICES

NAME: ____________________________

This is to certify that the above named pre-planned, pre-paid and placed on permanent record, arrangements and authorization for cremation.

This package includes pickup, removal, storage and sheltering of deceased, refrigeration as needed, crematory fees and completing necessary paper work. Cremated remains will be handled as directed.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I think it would be read as being limited to the county though you can make the argument they should take care of it. Otherwise people who moved could say "pick up my decedent in Florida."

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.