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FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011 FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 199.38 kB
Downloads: 4384
FCA supports California's bill to require funeral homes to post price lists on their websites.

Louisiana Court Opinion Striking Down Casket Sales Ban 2011 Louisiana Court Opinion Striking Down Casket Sales Ban 2011

Date added: 07/25/2011
Date modified: 07/25/2011
Filesize: 66.45 kB
Downloads: 4612

Opinion overturning Louisiana's law banning the sale of caskets by anyone other than a licensed funeral director with a full-service funeral home. The monks of St. Joseph's Abbey sued the state after the embalming and funeral director's board threatened them with fines and jail time for selling simple handmade wood coffins.

Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009 Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009

Date added: 09/20/2011
Date modified: 09/20/2011
Filesize: 1.11 MB
Downloads: 3398

Legislative testimony from Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Policy and Research at the University of Minnesota. Delivered in 2009, this letter debunks claims from the funeral industry that dead bodies pose a public health risk.

FCA/ICCFA Amicus Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Casket Case FCA/ICCFA Amicus Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Casket Case

Date added: 12/20/2011
Date modified: 12/21/2011
Filesize: 104.72 kB
Downloads: 3408

A joint friend of the court brief by Funeral Consumers Alliance and the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association, a trade group. It urges the 5th Circuit Court to uphold a ruling against the state of Louisiana. Monks at St. Joseph's Abbey sued the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors after the Board sent the monks a cease-and-desist order telling them it was illegal to sell caskets without employing a licensed funeral director and installing an embalming room. 

Federal Trade Commission Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Case Federal Trade Commission Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Case

Date added: 12/21/2011
Date modified: 12/21/2011
Filesize: 218.84 kB
Downloads: 3389

The FTC filed a brief in the case pitting casket-selling monks against the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. The FTC argues Louisiana's prohibition on retail casket sales undermines the intent of the federal Funeral Rule. 

Wasserman v PA Wasserman v PA

Date added: 08/08/2012
Date modified: 08/08/2012
Filesize: 3.92 MB
Downloads: 3679

A federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors. Rabbi Daniel E. Wasserman alleges the state is illegally attempting to restrict the ability of Jewish congregations to perform their own funerals privately without hiring commercial undertakers. 

El último adiós El último adiós

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 433.52 kB
Downloads: 2285

Compra de servicios fúnebres Compra de servicios fúnebres

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 505.08 kB
Downloads: 2376

Veterans Funeral and Burial Benefits Veterans Funeral and Burial Benefits

Date added: 02/11/2015
Date modified: 02/11/2015
Filesize: 216.18 kB
Downloads: 8149

2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey 2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 470.9 kB
Downloads: 369

Courtesy nhfuneral.org.

2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey 2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 273.44 kB
Downloads: 462

Courtesy FCA volunteer Michael Whitman. 

2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey 2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey

Date added: 04/29/2015
Date modified: 04/29/2015
Filesize: 38.25 kB
Downloads: 155
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