The Man Who Took Down a $3 Billion Funeral Empire

From Ask A Mortician.

“I made a huge mistake.” – Ray Loewen (probably)

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***SELECTED SOURCES & ADDITIONAL READING***

“Fight to the Death”
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,135163,00.html

“In Mississippi, deal with funeral home giant helped sway a jury”
https://www.tampabay.com/archive/1997/10/25/in-mississippi-deal-with-funeral-home-giant-helped-sway-a-jury/

“The Burial” by Jonathan Harr
http://www.condenet.com/mags/newyorker/asme/categories/artwork/pdf/11_01_99_Harr_Well.pdf

“Brash Funeral Chain Meets Its Match in Old South”

“A Homegrown Disaster”
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrishamby/homegrown-disaster

“IN THE MATTER OF: THE LOEWEN GROUP, INC. and RAYMOND L. LOEWEN,
Claimants/Investors,
v.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Respondent/Party.”
https://www.italaw.com/sites/default/files/case-documents/italaw9047_0.pdf

“History of the Loewen Group Inc.”
https://www.referenceforbusiness.com/history2/58/The-Loewen-Group-Inc.html