On Nov30th 2010 there was a shooting in a St. Louis Funeral Home. Three people were shot at Reliable Funeral Home during a Funeral. St.louis happens to be the most unsafe city in America right now.
St. Louis police are investigating a shooting at a north St. Louis funeral home. It happened at the just before noon in the 3900 block of Washington Ave at the Reliable funeral home. Several people have been shot and homicide detectives have been requested.
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In Eden Memorial Park Cemetery Scandal, possible Evidence Tampering has been revealed by the World’s Largest Funeral Corporation, NYSE:SCI, Service Corporation International.
A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned Service Corporation International (SCI), owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, after finding that the cemetery intentionally tampered with and destroyed evidence related to a class action lawsuit alleging that Eden mishandled human remains.
Judge Anthony J. Mohr of the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered that the plaintiff’s attorney will be allowed to present evidence to the jury showing that SCI willfully tampered with evidence,
The Eden Memorial Park Scandal, along with the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal led to National Cemetery Legislation, The Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act of 2009 which appears to be dead in the Lame Duck US Congress. The new Republican House of Representatives will not move this matter forward.
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If you have ever been told you are going to die- Please see the PBS Special Front line special on November 23rd 2010. at 9Pm Eastern Time. Your Funeral Guy and many folks have experienced this in CCU/ICU.
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you’re confronted with the prospect of “pulling the plug,” do you know how you’ll respond?
In Facing Death, FRONTLINE gains extraordinary access to The Mount Sinai Medical Center, one of New York’s biggest hospitals, to take a closer measure of today’s complicated end-of-life decisions. In this intimate, groundbreaking film, doctors, patients and families speak with remarkable candor about the increasingly difficult choices people are making at the end of life: when to remove a breathing tube in the ICU; when to continue treatment for patients with aggressive blood cancers; when to perform a surgery; and when to call for hospice
How would you handle it if they disconnected you from Life Support. What would you say to your family?
The folks doing this video did the flawed Frontline “the undertaking”. which portrayed traditional funeral arrangements without considering other options. At first glance this presentation does not appear to be flawed.
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National Prearranged Services (NPS) Executives have been indicted. These are responsible for 600-100 million dollars of preneed insurance funds.
ST. LOUIS | Officers at a prearranged funeral business defrauded customers, funeral homes and states out of as much as $600 million, according to a 50-count federal indictment announced Monday.
The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis announced indictment on fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and other charges against Randall Sutton, 65; Sharon Nekol Province, 66; Doug Cassity, 64; his son Brent Douglas Cassity, 43; Howard Wittner, 73; and David Wulf, 58.
All six defendants are from St. Louis County, and all were controlling officers for National Prearranged Services Inc., based in Clayton.
Brent Cassity is listed in the Missouri secretary of state’s office as the owner of Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home in Independence, which closed in July.
This is an incriminate story preneed funeral theft and fraud. Incredibly the main tool in this incredible insurance theft were bottles of white out.
Officers of this company are now part of the criminal Lawsuit.
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Transportation Safety Administration has been screwing up a 2 car funeral. (TSA screwing up a 2 car funeral) is what the headline read. The pat downs have brought critism along with the full body scanners exposing body parts.
A Republican Congressman who supports the use of full-body scanners blasted the Transportation Security Administration on Friday for failing to deploy technology that would prevent the scanners from capturing images of private body parts.
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he hasn’t had a change of heart about his initial support for the scanners following the attacks on 9/11, but faulted TSA for deploying equipment he termed “invasive.”
“They [TSA] went ahead and, without consulting us [Congress], bought, to me, offensive equipment that should not be used, and it does invade the privacy of people,” Mica said.
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A lawsuit has been filed in the California Master Trust Situation. At issue is who owns a preneed Contract? Does the Funeral Home own the contract? Do the people who control the trust? Does the Funeral consumer.
Sacramento, California–On November 10, 2010, the Funeral Directors Service Corporation (“FDSC”) filed a lawsuit in Sacramento County Superior Court against the Department of Consumer Affairs, Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (“the Bureau”). The lawsuit asks the Court to resolve disputed findings contained in an audit report issued on March 18, 2010, following the Bureau’s audit of the California Master Trust.
Mark Kuhn, President of FDSC, stated: “The California Master Trust, which has been in business since 1985, meets the needs of families who wish to set aside funds to pay for funerals in advance, alleviating anxiety and decision-making at the time of a loved one’s death. The Bureau’s audit findings are damaging to the Trust’s reputation and its ability to serve the consumers whose investments are safeguarded within the Trust.”
Kuhn further commented: “We have made extensive efforts to resolve our dispute with the Bureau regarding these audit findings, but the Bureau has threatened to take action against the Trust and the licenses of the individual funeral establishments who participate in the Trust. We are seeking the Court’s assistance in determining that the Bureau’s audit findings are wrong and unenforceable. We believe the audit is based on improper interpretations by the Bureau of the applicable laws and regulations governing California pre-need funeral trusts.”
For further information, contact Grace J. Bergen of Knox, Lemmon, Anapolsky & Schrimp, LLP, attorneys for FDSC.
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Gay caskets have arisen on the scene. They are available in Europe and Germany.
Funeral directors in Germany are bidding for the pink pound – by launching coffins specially designed for gay customers.
The caskets feature homoerotic artwork on the outside and come with a series of tastefully luxurious plush designer interiors, say makers Mike Konigsfeld and Tom Brandl in Cologne, Germany.
The designers – who have lived together for more than 10 years – say the images of muscular young men in classical poses are the perfect way to send off a loved one.
“Naturally there were some people who threw their hands up in horror when we had them on display in the window but they are tasteful and beautiful – like our customers,
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The worlds largest Funeral Corporation is suing another Funeral Home over a name, a name it purchased fiffteen years ago. Service corporation NYSE: SCI, Service Corporation International purchased many funeral homes about 1990. The non compete agreements are expiring.
Syracuse, NY — Fifteen years ago, one of the biggest funeral chains in North America added Syracuse to its empire by paying more than $6 million for Pirro & Sons, one of the area’s most prestigious and successful mortuaries.
As it does in other cities, Service Corporation International went on to snap up other area mom-and-pop funeral homes in Syracuse to add to its chain of more than 1,200 mortuaries.
Now the Pirros have split from SCI and one has started an independent mortuary, Thomas J. Pirro Funeral Home, in Salina. That move has sparked a fight between SCI and the well-known Syracuse family of morticians over the right to use the name “Pirro.”
SCI is suing the Pirros and will take its case before a judge in February.
This is a different case than the case tham the Mandel case already mentionedpreviously mentioned
If the Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights act does not pass the 2010 lame duck Congress. Odds are it will not happen at all. The Bill has not been scheduled for a House Vote. The Bill Hr 3655 a cemetery legislative reform bill bringing some cemeteries under the FTC Funeral Rule.
Cemetery reform is definetley needed after the Burr Oak Cemetery and Eden Memorial Park Scandal of 2009. These are horror stories beyond comprehension.
In this year of real political confusion, these basic needed reforms may fall by the way side!
The bill has engaged Democratic support but Republican Opposition.
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