- ‘Casket Cartel’ Asks 5th Circuit to OK Statute Barring Benedictine Monks’ Cottage Coffin Industry
‘Casket Cartel’ Asks 5th Circuit to OK Statute Barring Benedictine Monks’ Cottage Coffin Industry
Posted Aug 17, 2011 3:08 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A group of Benedictine monks' victory in a case over their cottage coffin-making industry was short-lived.
After a federal judge last month struck down a Louisiana state law requiring those who sell caskets to be licensed funeral directors, the so-called casket cartel has asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling, reports the Times-Picayune.
A lawyer for the monks has predicted that the case could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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