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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...
 

MONTANA FUNERAL DIRECTORS TRY TO SHUT DOWN COMPETITION

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Yet another undertakers' trade association is trying to take away families' rights and outlaw lower-cost cremations.

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Download this file (hb323critique.pdf)hb323critique.pdf[FCA line-by-line critique of the bill]193 Kbm/j/Y
Download this file (hb323summary.pdf)hb323summary.pdf[FCA summary opposing HB 323]83 Kbm/j/Y
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 13:11 ) Read more...
 

FCA Board member Harriet Bartnick--AARP Letter

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FCA Board member Harriet Bartnick has sent a letter to AARP asking them to endorse better regulation of donated tissue as part of their national policy. See the attachment below.
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Download this file (aarptissueletter.pdf)aarptissueletter.pdf[AARP Tissue Letter]153 Kbm/j/Y
 


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