Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163 #00015

Submission Number:
00015
Commenter:
Charles Arian
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163
The proposed agreement clearly recognizes the merger's likely negative impact on the Jewish community of Greater Washington and seeks to preserve competition. The proposed remedy really does not accomplish that, however, since Sagel is not a full-service funeral home but rather a storefront, and it is not the place where the community currently has its contract. Please reconsider and require the divestment of Hines-Rinaldi instead.