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Tennessee Officials Say Forest Hill Cemeteries Will Start Honoring Prepaid Funeral Contracts

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Tennessee Officials Say Forest Hill Cemeteries Will Start Honoring Prepaid Funeral Contracts; Michigan Authorities Arrest Forest Hill Owner on Charges of Embezzling $70 Million in Customers' Prepaid Money. Read the update below.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 12:35 ) Read more...
 

FTC v. MISSOURI FUNERAL BOARD

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After a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission that the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors illegally stopped retail casket sales, the Board agreed to never adopt regulations prohibiting third-parties from selling coffins to the public.

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Download this file (lettertomofunboard.newregs.1.04.05.pdf)lettertomofunboard.newregs.1.04.05.pdf[FCA letter to the Missouri Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors]192 Kbm/j/Y
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 12:54 ) Read more...
 

WTAE TV Pittsburgh and Funeral Consumers Alliance uncover funeral fraud!

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WTAE TV Pittsburgh and Funeral Consumers Alliance uncover funeral fraud! Click here to watch the broadcast.
 

Lying About the Law

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One woman's experience with a Los Angeles cemetery keen to sell her a vault.

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TENNESSEE JUDGE ORDERS STATE TAKE-OVER OF FOREST HILL FUNERAL HOMES AND CEMETERIES

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UPDATE 4/30/07 ---HOPE FOR FOREST HILL CUSTOMERS; TENNESSEE SAYS THEY'LL START HONORING PREPAID CONTRACTS ---- MEANWHILE MICHIGAN AUTHORITIES ARREST FOREST HILL OWNER CLAYTON SMART

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
"Max Shelton, the court-appointed administrator of the funeral homes, said the state had recovered enough missing money to honor the contracts in full. The announcement appeared to mark an end to months of uncertainty that began in July, when funeral home owner Clayton Smart said there wasn't enough money in trust funds to honor the contracts.

That angered people who had paid in advance to prevent their families from having to sacrifice financially when they died. Families reported paying thousands of dollars extra to bury loved ones.
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Download this file (foresthillsuit.pdf)foresthillsuit.pdf[State's Complaint]0.3 Kbm/j/Y
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 13:02 ) Read more...
 


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