Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Technology creates greater opportunities for fraud

October 9, 2015
Eric Larson is a forensic accountant, which means he’s seen a fair share of fraud and embezzlement schemes during the course of his career investigating these crimes. Read More

New rules could add 10 days to mortgage-closing process

U.S. agency launches TRID to provide borrowers with more information.

October 9, 2015
The rules have changed when it comes to mortgage settlements in the state of Michigan. Read More

Bank pays $18M settlement for lending discrimination

October 9, 2015
A bank with a large presence in the region has agreed to pay an $18-million settlement to resolve allegations that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in its indirect auto-lending business. Read More

Attorney general authors 'Big Lessons from a Small Town'

October 9, 2015
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has published a book where he shares a number of life lessons he’s learned over the years. Read More

Judge sentences ex-farm employees for conspiracy

October 8, 2015
Two more former Stamp Farms employees have been sentenced for conspiring to conceal assets in the bankruptcy case involving the former Decatur business. Read More

Law firm expands downtown presence

October 7, 2015
A law firm looking to better connect its offices across the state and offer additional services in West Michigan has moved into a larger space downtown. Read More

Jury awards $16M to driver in tire case

October 7, 2015
| By AP
A jury has returned a $16-million verdict in favor of a man who blamed a tire for a crash. Read More

Legal tech firm continues to grow

Computing Source’s most recent addition is a court-reporting division.

October 2, 2015
In 2004, a technology firm in southeast Michigan that was working mostly with corporate clients took on a job for an attorney that ended up changing the company’s focus entirely. Read More

Concerns with license plate cameras

October 2, 2015
LANSING — Advanced technology can increase efficiency for law enforcement agencies while helping them protect public safety. Sometimes, however, technology may also threaten public safety. Read More

Fraud cases leading to safeguards

Forensic accountant reminds business owners that ‘trust is not an internal control.’

October 2, 2015
West Michigan is a nice place, a fairly economically successful place, but it’s not a place that’s immune to fraud. Read More