Heading back to Ma Bell? A drama is unfolding in courts and on Wall St. as the telecom industry argues about its future
The Telecommunications Act of 1996, passed to increase local competition and decrease lawsuits, has instead increased mergers and action in court. Among the mergers are that between Bell Atlantic and Nynex Corp in 1997, between WorldCom and MCI, and between AT&T and Teleport. In June 1998 AT&T also announced a merger with Tele-Communications Corp, a company responsible for cable technology. AT&T's strategy is to use TCI's lines to provide various telecommunications services, including local, long-distance and cable television. On the litigation side, key provisions of the Telecommunications Act have been called a bill of attainder.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
FDA regulation of health claims on food labels to take effect in 1993
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) final regulations concerning health claims on food labels under the Nutrition Education and Labeling Act of 1990 will become effective in May 1993. The regulations authorize seven specific health claims to be made and prohibit any health claims not specified in the regulations. New health claims must be substantiated by scientific evidence and authorized by new FDA regulations. This preapproval process should be effective in preventing deceptive health claims.
Publication Name: Law, Medicine & Health Care
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