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Commitments and Contingencies (Details)

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Commitments and Contingencies (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
General claims and lawsuits | High end of range
 
Commitments and Contingencies  
Deductibles and self-insured retentions per occurrence or per claim $ 1.0
General claims and lawsuits | Low end of range
 
Commitments and Contingencies  
Deductibles and self-insured retentions per occurrence or per claim 0.5
Funeral Consumers Alliance, Inc. ("FCA") antitrust litigation
 
Commitments and Contingencies  
Damages sought by plaintiffs, low end of range 947.0
Damages sought by plaintiffs, high end of range 1,460.0
Approximate number of product units on which damages are sought by the purported class members 1,000,000
Cumulative legal and related costs $ 29.2
Matthews Litigation
 
Commitments and Contingencies  
Number of additional defendants 2
Number of former employees of certain plainiff' entities hired by Batesville 2