FTC Approves Federal Register Notice on Funeral Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice closing the regulatory review of the Trade Regulation Review on Funeral Industry Practices (the Funeral Rule) and retaining the Rule in its current form. Since its inception in 1984, the Funeral Rule has ensured that consumers planning a funeral promptly receive important […]

Undercover Funeral Home Inspections in Nine States Yield Mixed Results; FTC Reminds Providers They Must Give Price Lists to Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that in 2007, law enforcement sweeps of 174 funeral homes in nine states found significant violations of the FTC’s Funeral Rule at 26 funeral homes and minor compliance deficiencies at 66 others. “Consumers making funeral arrangements are entitled to price information by phone and a written price list at […]