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An Ohio funeral home operator has agreed to pay a civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for violating the agency’s Funeral Rule, which requires funeral providers to provide information consumers need to compare prices and buy only the funeral services and goods they want.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has revised two brochures to help consumers make funeral choices, either in advance or at a time of need.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart would be...
Los investigadores encubiertos que efectuaron inspecciones en ocho estados descubrieron que 30 de las 122 funerarias visitadas durante 2013 omitieron entregarles a los consumidores la información de precios conforme lo establece la Regla de Funerales de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC).
Investigators working undercover in nine states found that, in 30 of the 122 funeral homes they visited during 2013, the funeral homes failed to disclose pricing information to consumers as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule.
Scam artists are forever trying to trick people into clicking on links that will download malware to their computers. But the latest scam takes the trick to a new low.
A New York funeral home and its funeral director/owner agreed to pay a $32,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for violating the agency’s Funeral Rule, which requires funeral providers to provide information consumers need to compare prices and buy only the funeral...
Service Corporation International (SCI), the nation’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, has agreed to sell 53 funeral homes and 38 cemeteries to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. (Stewart) is likely to...

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Appended to International Harvester Co., 104 F.T.C. 949, 1070 (1984). See 15 U.S.C. § 45(n). The Honorable Wendell H. Ford Chairman, Consumer Subcommittee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Room 130 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John C. Danforth...
Appended to Cliffdale Associates, Inc., 103 F.T.C. 110, 174 (1984). The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Mr. Chairman: This letter responds to the Committee's inquiry regarding the Commission's...

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Opines that refusal to accept a funeral because the family has purchased a third-party casket, and refusal to accept delivery of a third-party casket would be funeral rule violations.
Expresses view that refusal to serve consumers who provide their own casket violates the funeral rule.
Advises that the funeral rule does not permit a funeral provider to require a family’spresence for delivery of a casket purchased from a third-party casket seller.
Opines that funeral provider’s refusal to accept delivery of a casket purchased from a third-party casket seller would violate the funeral rule.

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The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart...

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Good news?  About funerals?  That’s not a headline you read every day.  But the results of the FTC’s latest undercover inspections to check if funeral homes are complying with the Funeral Rule yielded some positive results – and sounded cautionary notes for some members of the...
Get two business owners in a room and you’ll get three opinions about how and when to disclose information to prospective buyers.  But if you have clients in the funeral industry, the FTC’s Funeral Rule takes some of the guesswork out of that decision.

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According to the complaint, SCI’s proposed acquisition of Stewart is likely to substantially reduce competition in violation of federal antitrust law in each of 59 local markets. The complaint alleges that each of these local markets for funeral and cemetery services is highly...

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