The US Supreme Court declined to take an appeal from funeral director Ernie Heffner, who sued the state of Pennsylvania for enforcing outdated laws that limit competition. (Funeral Consumers Alliance contributed a friend of the court brief for the plaintiffs.) This means there are no more legal options in the court system. Pennsylvania’s blatantly ridiculous bans on serving food at funeral homes and its convoluted licensing scheme that keeps rich, legacy funeral homes in business without facing competition will have to be changed by legislation.
For earlier detailed coverage see here.