A judge recently upheld a fine issued to Wal-Mart by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to put effective safety measures in place during the Thanksgiving weekend sale of 2008, which resulted in an employee being trampled to death. Wal-Mart had been fighting the fine because of concern that OSHA and government could become too involved in dictating how businesses run sales.
As reported in the previous post, when Comcast announced the $30 billion merger deal with NBCU in December, it said it would readily accept certain conditions for approval by government regulators, but it would not accept "abusive conditions."
Comcast's challenge was not over after it crafted and proposed a $30 billion deal to merge with NBCU; it now faces intense political scrutiny. The potential deal is now six months into an anti-trust review by government regulators. The company has been working hard to appease its critics in Congress and the American public, but each week it seems a new criticism or group speaks out against the deal.