have a large selection of caskets available, some of them include:
military, metal, wood caskets.
the first time in as many years, you have the opportunity to purchase
military caskets, metal
caskets, wood caskets,
custom made caskets,
pet caskets, grave
markers as well as cremation
urns direct from retail outlets in California at prices significantly
lower than those charged by licensed funeral directors.
Judge Ruling Gives You a Choice In Buying Caskets and Urns.
M. Harris Co., and his Cemetery & Funeral Consultants sell
caskets, granite grave markers
and cremation urns directly to
the public that were once available only from funeral directors
to the public up to (50) fifty percent less than what the average
funeral home would charge.
1994, the Federal Trade Commission ruling was in favor of the
consumers. The FTC gave you the right to use a third party casket,
grave marker or cremation
urn. This ruling also denied funeral homes the right to charge
a "handling fee" or to increase prices of other services
to make up for the high profit they were making on caskets and
there are many important issues regarding caskets sizes we recommend
that you call our office to speak with our staff when purchasing
Height and weight of an individual are just two of the important
Consumer Advocacy Group Files Antitrust
Litigation Against Big 3, Batesville
As widely reported in the news last week, Funeral Consumer Alliance,
together with several individual consumers, filed a private antitrust
lawsuit in a northern California federal district court against
Service Corporation International, Alderwoods, Stewart Enterprises
and Hillenbrand Industries/Batesville Casket Company. The litigation
seeks standing as a class action on behalf of consumers throughout
the United States who were allegedly overcharged for caskets during
the last four years. Plaintiffs claim that defendants violated
federal and state antitrust laws through alleged price-fixing
agreements among themselves, alleged group boycotts and engaging
in an alleged conspiracy to monopolize the casket market to the
detriment of consumers and independent casket dealers.
The complaint also identifies alleged "co-conspirators"
that have not thus far been named as defendants, including Aurora
Casket Company, The York Group, and the National Funeral Directors
Association. The complaint's only reference to the ICFA was to
note its open competition policy, stating that the ICFA criticizes
state laws that limit casket sales exclusively to licensed funeral
Plaintiffs seek a permanent injunction to restrain
alleged illegal conduct, and treble damages plus interest as compensation
for overcharges, among other forms of relief. Typically, antitrust
litigation of this scope proceeds slowly over a long period with
a number of procedural challenges to be decided by the court prior
to focusing on the issues. Such challenges include whether the
plaintiffs have standing to sue and whether the complaint should
be dismissed for a failure to state a claim upon which relief
can be granted.