LOS ANGELES (AP) — A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business at six Roman Catholic cemeteries.

S.E. Funeral Homes of California filed the breach-of-contract suit Monday in Superior Court.

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The company says that in 1997, it reached deals to lease land and operate a funeral service business for 40 years at cemeteries in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Culver City, Rowland Heights and Oxnard.

The company says it spent $37 million to build funeral homes and other buildings.

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However, the company says it was notified this month that it had violated the leases and they’ll be terminated.

The suit claims that’s a trumped-up bid to seize its business.

The archdiocese plans to issue a statement Tuesday.

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