Public Utility Holding Company Act

Public Utility Holding Company Act
Federal statute enacted in 1935 to protect public, investors and consumers from economic effect of complex, unwieldy and dishonest organization of public utilities and particularly from effect of false, misleading and irresponsible security advertising. In re Com. & Southern Corp., C.A.Del. 1951, 186 F.2d 708. 15 U.S.C.A. No.No. 79-79Z

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