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Three Out of Four Ain't Bad

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The Federal Trade Commission recently issued opinions on charging customers extra for refrigeration, casket storage, trash disposal, and running errands in cars. Read all about what it means for funeral consumers.

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Download this file (opinion07-2.pdf)opinion07-2.pdf[Full Staff Opinion]267 Kbm/j/Y
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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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