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My wife and I, on March 4th 2018, attended a visitation at a…

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My wife and I, on March 4th 2018, attended a visitation at a funeral home in Gallatin, TN. There were no notices posted stating that the visitation was private. Shortly after viewing the deceased, and while in the presence of many people, a uniformed local policeman came to us and announced in a voice loud enough for many to hear, "Mr. and Mrs. X (us), I am escorting you outside. Naturally we complied with his statement and he escorted us outside the funeral home.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in TN family court?

Do we have any legal recourse due to this humiliation before so many people that we have known since we were children?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No.

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Do we have any legal recourse due to this humiliation

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Unfortunately no, while what the deceased's family did was classless and uncalled for as they could have had the funeral director approach you privately, what they did was within their legal rights. You wouldn't have an actionable claim against anyone for being embarrassed in public by the family's actions in asking that you be removed from the premises.

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