Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Funeral Industry Reforms

Grave2The Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) recently held their annual meeting in Seattle in which they discussed "simple, personalized and environmentally sound alternatives to the typical American burial."  See Brendan Kiley, A Serious Undertaking, Newsweek.com, July 3, 2008.

Programs at the annual meeting including seminars on home funerals, green burials, and the use of recycled paper caskets.  They also warned consumers of how the mega-funeral corporations allegedly use "predatory sales tactics and aggressive marketing to get people--who are in shock--to spend more than they can afford on services they don't want or need."  Id. (quoting Joshua Slocum, FCA's executive director).

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing this article to my attention.


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