Service Corp. Int’l Settles

Service Corp. Int’l (NYSE: SRV), a Houston-based funeral and cemetary company, has announced the preliminary settlement of the securities class action pending against the company in the S.D. of Tex. The suit, originally filed in January 1999, alleges that the company made misrepresentations concerning its prearranged funeral business and other financial matters. The settlement is for $65 million, with $30 million of the payment being provided by the company’s insurance carriers.

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