Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163 #00006

Submission Number:
00006
Commenter:
Mark Berch
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163
The FTC has required the wrong divestiture. Edward Sagel Funeral Direction is too small an outfit to provide real competition because it does not have anything approaching full facilities. The Jewish Funeral Committee (of greater Washington) needs a robust facility to provide a real alternative, and there is no real assurance that they will be able to do this in the long term with Hines Rinaldi being owned by SCI. The FTC should require the divestiture instead of Hines Rinaldi.