Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163 #00058

Submission Number:
00058
Commenter:
Michael Slott
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises, Inc.; File No. 131-0163
The merger of SCI and Stewart will likely make getting a Jewish funeral more expensive. Requiring the divestiture of Edward Sagel Funeral Direction is the right approach, but it simply changes a monopoly into a duopoly, with nearly equivalent incentive and power to raise prices. Hines Rinaldi should also be kept separate. My Dad is 91 years old and healthy. My Mom is 87 with Alzheimer's disease. I'm going to need affordable Jewish funeral services soon. Sincerely, Michael Slott