The nation’s largest funeral and cremation services company is facing a putative class action lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida that raises novel questions about sales practices around prepaid cremations that allegedly flout a state law designed to protect senior citizens from exploitation.

Named plaintiff Nancy Taylor in West Palm Beach alleges six companies owned by Service Corp. International and 20 John Does used a ”bookkeeping sleight of hand” to trick her and countless others into prepaying in a way that maximized cash flow and infringed on consumer rights.

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