Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits.
Commentary from 1993 from the Federal Trade Commission suggesting that allowing funeral home/cemetery combinations might bring competition for the good of consumers. After two decades of watching combination businesses take advantage of consumers we suspect the FTC might come to a different conclusion today.
The court decision overturning Minnesota's requirement that every funeral home and branch, regardless of need, construct an embalming room. The FCA of Minnesota and Verlin Stoll of Crescent Tide Funerals and Cremation were co-plaintiffs.
FCA of Maine's opposition testimony to a bill that would have allowed funeral homes to sell insurance to fund prepaid funerals. The bill was defeated.
FCA's letter asking for amendments to SB 370, which removed language from the law that had permitted family-directed funerals without the use of a commercial funeral home. Sadly, the bill passed unanimously, having the unintended effect of making Florida citizens' dead the property of the commercial funeral business.
Decision reinstating Pennsylvania's restrictions on funeral home ownership, food service, etc.
Funeral director Ernie Heffner's appeal to the Supreme Court on his suit, which was overturned by the 3rd Circuit.