Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits.
Thomas (Tom) Lynch\'s defamation lawsuit against Funeral Consumers Alliance.
A bill to allow funeral homes to sell insurance to fund prepaid funerals. The bill was defeated, preserving Maine's requirement that funeral homes deposit prepaid money in trust accounts rather than selling expensive and commission-laden insurance policies to consumers.
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.
Revisions that would restrict crematories from doing basic tasks necessary to run a retail business. FCA has opposed these.
Agreement that the state of PA recognizes it does not have the right to regulate or interfere with religious persons or communities who care for their own dead privately without hiring a funeral home.
A 2012 bill to overturn the ban on funeral home/cemetery combination businesses.