Who knew about it and who directed it? 'Tsunami' of legal trouble for VW in emissions scandal

...a former chief of the Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section who is now a law professor at the University of Michigan. He called criminal charges "almost certain."But Uhlmann cautioned that hauling the executives involved into...

Big beer merger leaves future uncertain for competitors

...should want the new combination to be as big as possible, argues Erik Gordon of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. That's because economies of scale discourage behemoths from doing niche and special run beers, "leaving...

World's top brewers finalize $107 billion tie-up, sell Miller brand to ease US market concerns

...board and lined up the largest-ever acquisition debt package, Erik Gordon of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan said the deal faces regulatory risks.That's particularly true in China, which is known to be tough in negotiations...

Questions raised about General Motors, government action in recall over thousands of car fires

...hood. "I can't imagine a scenario where that would be acceptable," he says.Erik Gordon, a lawyer and University of Michigan business professor, says the decision not to fix the leak shows that GM's culture was to find the cheapest...

Pfizer doubling patient income limit for program that distributes 40-plus medicines for free

...and public beatings" over exorbitant drug prices, said pharmaceuticals analyst Erik Gordon, a professor at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business."If you're Pfizer, you want to look like you've made a voluntary, charitable...

The meter is running

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute said this year that the average American driver burns about 583 gallons of fuel.Unfortunately...

Feeling isolated working at home? Shared workspaces gaining ground

...want more stimulation than sitting at home and being very productive working in your pajamas all day," said University of Michigan business professor Gretchen Spreitzer, who has studied for years how people thrive at work, focusing on co-working...

Clarence Smith

...Black Cat squadron. He was discharged in 1945, and married the love of his life, returned to Albion College & University of Michigan and received his Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1949 from Tri State University. Mr. Smith was retired from...

Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

...Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy.Crittenden received a bachelor's degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She has one child and resides in Tucker.

US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

...gallon a month ago, according to AAA.Another measure of consumer confidence, issued late last month by the University of Michigan, showed that consumer confidence hit an 11-year high in January.Consumer confidence measures "remain at...