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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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Donmaz Ltd. et al

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Commerce ICC Rates, Etc.


Brian M. Cogan

Date Filed

May 2, 2012

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