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FTC Must Step Up Policies On False ‘Made In USA’ Claims

FTC Must Step Up Policies On False ‘Made In USA’ Claims

March 14, 2019

As published in Law360 By Anson Smuts If you saw two identical products sitting on a shelf — one labeled “Made in USA,” the other not — which one would you buy? A 2015 survey by Consumer Reports found that 8 in… Continue Reading  

Are Your Borrowers Prepared for the Unknown?

Are Your Borrowers Prepared for the Unknown?

February 21, 2019

As published in ABL Advisor and Equipment Finance Advisor By Keith Chulumovich Depending on where you get your economic news, you will find varying opinions on the timing and severity of an upcoming economic downturn. For the last eight and… Continue Reading  

Good Record Keeping

Good Record Keeping

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Susan Koss Over the years I have worked with many clients with less than perfect record keeping practices. In some situations, this resulted in avoidable (and expensive) professional fees to straighten out the books and records before any analysis… Continue Reading  

NHTSA Lacks Monitoring & Oversight Processes

NHTSA Lacks Monitoring & Oversight Processes

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Andrew Malec, Ph.D. In December 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (“FAST”) Act. This Act mandated that the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) audit the recall processes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (“NHTSA”) Office of Defects… Continue Reading  

Mariwanna?

Mariwanna?

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Matthew Rizzo By the time you read this article a critical vote will have happened in Michigan as to whether or not recreational marijuana use will be legalized. Aside from polarized personal feelings and stigmas surrounding marijuana,… Continue Reading  

Auto Tariff Consequences

Auto Tariff Consequences

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Katie Montague Perhaps the most obvious group impacted by President Trump’s steel and proposed auto parts tariffs, at least in metro-Detroit, is the automotive industry. The most ecstatic group in support of the tariffs on imported… Continue Reading  

Death of the Family Farm

Death of the Family Farm

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Stephen Weber As the 2018 harvest season continues, we can appreciate the changing face of agriculture. In many places, the family farm is becoming a rarity as generations move away from the family homestead in search of… Continue Reading  

Tariff Relief

Tariff Relief

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Carolyn Riegler In Late August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the structure of $12 billion in programs designed to assist farmers in response to damages they have suffered due to retaliatory tariffs. The tariffs on… Continue Reading  

Tariffs – The First Step Down a Long Road

Tariffs – The First Step Down a Long Road

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Anson Smuts “China’s laws, policies, practices, or actions that may be harming American intellectual property rights.” In August of 2017 the United States Trade Representative initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the of the Trade… Continue Reading  

Big Trouble in Big China

Big Trouble in Big China

December 21, 2018

As published in Forefront By Matthew Rizzo All of the rhetoric surrounding the current Trump tariffs has focused directly on how U.S. commerce will be affected. There has been little to no discussion of the effect the tariffs will have on other economies. China, who seems… Continue Reading