Office of Cemetery Oversight Obtains Temporary Court Order to Allow Burials to Continue at Southern Memorial Gardens


BALTIMORE, MD (January 5, 2012) – The Office of Cemetery Oversight (OCO), a a regulatory office administered by the Maryland Department of Labor Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, has sought and obtained an Interim Order from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland to allow independent contractors to continue performing burials in Southern Memorial Gardens (SMG) for pre-need contracts entered into prior to August 12, 2011.

A hearing to make the Interim Order permanent will be held on Friday, January 13 at 10:30am. The hearing will be held at:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Federal Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 300
Courtroom 3-E
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Badtec Inc., doing business as Southern Memorial Gardens in Calvert County, filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy last month. A meeting of creditors of Badtec, Inc. (doing business as Southern Memorial Gardens) is currently scheduled to take place at 6305 Ivy Lane, Sixth Floor, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 11:30am. An overview of OCO’s past actions and investigations against Badtec, Inc. can be found on the OCO website.

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