Worlds largest Funeral Corp suing another funeral home over a name| YourFuneralGuy

17 Nov

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.

via www.syracuse.com

This is a different case than the case  tham the Mandel case already mentionedpreviously mentioned

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