If you purchased a Preneed Funeral Agreement and a Retail Merchandise Agreement, or purchased a Transportation and Relocation Protection Plan from Neptune Society or National Cremation Society in Florida from April 1, 2016 to present*, this class action settlement may affect your rights.

Important Dates

Exclusion Deadline
Objection Deadline
Claim Form Deadline
Fairness Hearing
  • A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against SCI Direct, Inc. (“SCI Direct”), Neptune Management Corp. a/k/a Neptune Society Management Corporation d/b/a Neptune Society (“Neptune”), and NCS Marketing Services, LLC d/b/a National Cremation Society (“NCS”) (collectively referred to herein as “Defendants”).
  • The Settlement provides an opportunity for you to cancel your Agreements and receive a full refund of the purchase price paid if you return the benefits under the Agreements. If you remain in the Settlement, but do not cancel your agreements for a refund, you will receive entitlement to a free online obituary from the Defendant with whom you contracted, and your Agreements will otherwise remain in full force and effect.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act, so please read the Notice carefully.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Submit a Claim Form to receive the benefits provided under the Settlement. Claims must be submitted by December 30, 2022.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Write to the Settlement Administrator to opt out of the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit, or your own lawsuit, against the Defendants about the legal claims released in this Settlement. Requests for Exclusion must be postmarked by December 15, 2022.
OBJECT Write to the Settlement Administrator about why you do not like the Settlement. Objections must be submitted to the Settlement Administrator and copies mailed postmarked by December 20, 2022.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court to the judge about the Settlement. The Court’s Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled for January 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EST.
DO NOTHING Your Agreements will remain in full force and effect. You give up the right to cancel your Retail Merchandise Agreement and/or TRPP (as set forth below, you still retain the right to cancel your Preneed Funeral Agreement) under the Settlement and your right to be part of any other lawsuit against the Defendants about the legal claims released by the Settlement.

Receive entitlement to an online obituary from the Defendant you contracted with.
  • *As used in this website, the term “present” means through September 7, 2022.
  • These rights and options -- and the deadlines to exercise them -- are explained in the Notice.
  • The Court in charge of this case still must decide whether to approve the Settlement before any benefits can be distributed. Please be patient.