Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.
contact the publisher
it should publish a correction
that is normally how it is handled rather than a lawsuit
if publisher resists, a lawyer may contact and insist on this reasonable step
Is that clear?
But, won't the publisher contact the family who provided the obituary to get their consent?
but if the information is confirmed as false
he would need to update it
you may also contact the family and demand it support the revision
so it becomes a joint request for revision
and again, a lawyer letter can help secure such support
is that clear?
I know without a doubt that the family would not support a revision. Also are you saying a lawyer letter to the publisher ( not the family member), or both.
I would suggest a lawyer letter to both publisher and family demanding the publication be corrected and made truthful. This will put some pressure of a possible claim and is the best way forward.
i trust the answer is clear
wishing you the best.
My condolences on your loss.
Very welcome. Have a nice evening
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