Funeral Directors Will Get $1M For Legal Costs Over Pa. Law

Law360, Philadelphia (August 27, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday finalized a judgment declaring parts of the state's Funeral Director Law unconstitutional and awarded $1.1 million in legal fees to the funeral directors who had sued the members of the state's Board of Funeral Directors over the law.

Following a May ruling finding that the law — and the board’s interpretation of it — violated the Fourth Amendment and placed other undue restrictions on the actions of funeral directors, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III enjoined the board from enforcing...
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