New Orleans LA
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Louisiana’s funeral industry isn’t ready to give up the fight to preserve its exclusive right to sell caskets.
Late Monday, its lawyers appealed the ruling of a federal judge in New Orleans who on July 21 deemed unconstitutional the law that for decades restricted coffin sales to those who had paid the expensive fees and met the stringent requirements needed for a Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors license.
Read the full article in The Times-Picayune
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Judge rules funeral industry can’t stop St. Joseph Abbey from selling caskets (07/21/2011)
St. Joseph Abbey’s monks battle state funeral industry regulators for right to sell caskets (08/12/2011)
Louisiana challenges judge’s decision to award victory to Covington monks who sued for right to sell caskets (08/16/2011)
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