Loewen Group, The, Inc., and Loewen Group International, Inc.

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In the Matter of The Loewen Group, Inc., a corporation, and Loewen Group International, Inc., a corporation
FTC Matter/File Number:

9310084

Docket Number:

C-3677 and C-3678

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Two separate consent orders settle antitrust concerns stemming from acquisitions by the Loewen Group of certain funeral homes and cemeteries that substantially reduced competition in Brownsville and Harlingen/San Benito, Texas, and in Castlewood, Virgina.  The orders require Loewen to divest properties in the three local markets to restore competition.