Funeral Home First Penalized By FTC For Withholding Prices

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A New York-based funeral home operator on Thursday became the first company to pay the Federal Trade Commission a civil penalty for violating a federal consumer protection rule, even though it previously received training for complying with the regulation.

James Donofrio and his Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company Donmaz Ltd., doing business as Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home, enrolled in the Funeral Rule Offenders Program — a three-year compliance training program offered as an alternative to enforcement action — after the FTC found in 2003 that the home had failed...
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