Legislative, Legal, and Lobbying Documents

Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits. 

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Colorado House Bill 1202, 2009 Colorado House Bill 1202, 2009

Date added: 03/04/2009
Date modified: 03/04/2009
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Downloads: 5114
A flawed bill that would restrict funeral consumer choices and shut down competition.

2009 FCA-FEO Letter to Minnesota Legislators on Caring For Your Own Dead 2009 FCA-FEO Letter to Minnesota Legislators on Caring For Your Own Dead

Date added: 01/21/2009
Date modified: 01/21/2009
Filesize: 163.25 kB
Downloads: 5694

Bibb County Cemetery Ordinance Banning Green Cemeteries Bibb County Cemetery Ordinance Banning Green Cemeteries

Date added: 01/03/2009
Date modified: 01/03/2009
Filesize: 20.61 kB
Downloads: 6287

Letter to Bibb County on Green Burial Ban Letter to Bibb County on Green Burial Ban

Date added: 01/03/2009
Date modified: 01/03/2009
Filesize: 432.74 kB
Downloads: 5350
Legal analysis from FCA on Bibb County, Georgia\'s, ban on green cemeteries.

Lynch Lawsuit Against FCA Lynch Lawsuit Against FCA

Date added: 09/24/2008
Date modified: 04/24/2013
Filesize: 480.66 kB
Downloads: 4967

Thomas (Tom) Lynch\'s defamation lawsuit against Funeral Consumers Alliance.

FCA Casket Lawsuit - Complaint FCA Casket Lawsuit - Complaint

Date added: 08/24/2008
Date modified: 08/24/2008
Filesize: 490.55 kB
Downloads: 5430
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Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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