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ATSC 3.0: What Could It Mean for American Consumers?

Next month's arrival of a new Trump Administration, alongside a Congress ready to hit the ground running, promises a flurry of corrective activity after eight years of Barack Obama.

However, Americans should remain vigilant against regulatory mischief that some are trying to push through unnoticed at the outset of the new Administration and Congress.

Exhibit A:  An effort by broadcasters to convince Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve an entirely new broadcast television standard known as ATSC 3.0.

In a nutshell, the ATSC 3.0 standard amounts to yet another new federal action upon a private marketplace and a handout to a favored industry that could inflict significant and unnecessary costs, ultimately to be paid by consumers.

Under current law, cable and…[more]

December 02, 2016 • 04:24 pm

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Wednesday, March 14 2012

A Michigan man, fed up with paying high prices for concession food, has filed a class-action lawsuit against American Multi Cinema ("AMC"), alleging the establishment grossly overcharges for its snacks.

Joshua Thompson filed the suit in Wayne County Circuit Court because he “got tired of being taken advantage of,” his lawyer, Kerry Morgan, told a local newspaper. “It’s hard to justify prices that are three and four times higher than anywhere else.”

In the suit, Thompson accuses the theater chain of contravening the Michigan Consumer Protection Act by overcharging for concessions.  In addition to a refund for customers, he seeks a civil penalty against AMC.  As evidence, he claims he paid $8 for a soda and packet of Goobers at the theater, but that he paid less than $3 for those products at a restaurant and drug store nearby.

AMC didn’t respond to media requests for comment.

—Source:  abcnews.go.com

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