Vanderbilt Law Review


Melvin G. Dakin

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Mr, Dakin explores the complex and difficult field of the financing of public utilities corporations. He describes and evaluates the approaches of four commissions: the Securities and Exchange Commission which must approve the reorganization of public utilities corporations which have gone into bankruptcy, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Power Commission, and the Michigan Public Service Commission. He concludes by suggesting that in some instances these agencies are placing too great emphasis on their conception of sound financing at the expense of the customers served by these utilities.