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Confirms that crematories that offer funeral goods are covered by the Funeral Rule.
Discusses under what circumstances funeral providers may offer discounts for casket purchases.
Addresses whether a funeral provider may include a reduced basic services fee in its prices for direct cremation, immediate burial and forwarding and receiving remains.
Discusses applicability of Louisiana law to the Funeral Rule, and the retail sale of caskets.
Discusses Funeral Rule's requirements for itemization of charges, disclosure of service charges, and whether a private right of action exists under the Rule.
Clarifies that Opinion 09-1 is limited to the issues discussed in that opinion.
Discusses what funeral goods and services must be separately itemized on the General Price List; under what circumstances items may be listed as "no charge"; whether funeral providers may use separate General Price Lists for funerals for children; whether the cost of cremation must...
Discusses whether funeral providers may offer discount packages conditioned on the purchase of a casket, and whether such packages may discount the basic services fee.
Discusses the circumstances under which the Rule requires funeral providers to list "direct cremation" on their price lists, including whether the disclosure must be made if the provider offers only cremation packages, not direct cremation as defined by the Rule.
Discusses use of a NFDA-designed receipt for third-party caskets.
If you or your clients make environmental marketing claims, don’t sleep on three actions the FTC just announced against companies that sell mattresses.  What's more, the pleadings in one case offer insights into a course of conduct advertisers should avoid in the use of seals and...
The FTC and regional experts gathered for a "back to basics" workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Sponsored by the FTC, the Electronic Retailing Association, the Promotional Marketing Association and the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, the...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for...
The FTC, in consultation with other government agencies, held a public roundtable discussion on the consumer aspects of the Proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments being negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Convention). Since...
The FTC hosted a workshop to analyze the marketing of goods and services through offers with negative option features. The workshop, which brought together consumer representatives, academics, and industry leaders, addressed the pros and cons of such offers, discuss online marketing...
The FTC held a public workshop that explored consumer issues arising from new technologies such as the Internet.
The FTC held a roundtable discussion to discuss: 1) recommendations by business and consumer groups regarding the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") for online consumer disputes; and 2) a proposed provision in the Preliminary Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement...

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