MLG Files Historic “Takings” Case Against the U.S.

By |2017-06-02T23:58:29-07:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , , , |

September 2008 marked a chilling moment in our nation’s history. That month Wall Street goliath Lehman Brothers filed bankruptcy, ending its 158-year history in the financial industry. That same month Merrill Lynch was sold over a weekend, sending shockwaves throughout the nation that our financial market was collapsing around us. As the Great Recession began to [...]

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CHRYSLER SUED IN CLASS ACTION CASE FOR IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT

By |2018-07-18T00:51:24-07:00July 29th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (July 29, 2014) – On Monday, July 28, 2014, MLG Automotive Law, APLC filed a class action lawsuit against Chrysler Group LLC for defective ignition switches in the company’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander vehicles. The lawsuit, entitled Latoya Lumpkin v. Chrysler Group LLC, was filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of [...]

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U.S. Court of Appeal Rules in Favor of Terminated Chrysler Dealers

By |2018-07-18T16:56:44-07:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (April 22, 2014) – On April 7, a U.S. Court of Appeal ruled in favor of scores of Chrysler dealers who were terminated during Chrysler’s 2009 bankruptcy, holding that the U.S. government may have violated the 5th Amendment. In June 2009, Chrysler terminated 789 dealers as part of its bankruptcy reorganization process.  The [...]

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Dodging a Bullet

By |2018-07-18T20:00:56-07:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Class Action, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , |

Published November 5, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few words can describe the unmitigated disaster that nearly befell our country last month when a New York bankruptcy judge was set to rule on one of the most explosive cases before the judiciary. The ruling could have inflicted untold damage on our fragile economy, sending scores of [...]

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The Root of All Evil

By |2018-07-18T23:15:51-07:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 2, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - When the heads of the Detroit automakers made their famous trip to Washington DC in 2008, arriving in private jets and asking to be bailed out from their financial woes, the world was shocked at their level of disconnect. Did they really just tell Congress that they were broke [...]

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Chrysler Dealers Bring Suit Against US for Violating the Fifth Amendment

By |2017-08-16T17:03:44-07:00January 8th, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, General Motors|

To be sure, September 2008 was a pure financial mess. Toxic credit default swaps and irresponsible subprime lending created an unsustainable housing market that served as the underpinnings of the day’s economy, and when it all collapsed – as it had to – Wall Street’s biggest and brightest were caught drowning under the weight of their [...]

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The Truth About Obama and the Automotive Industry

By |2018-07-19T00:15:07-07:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, General Motors, The Next Four Years|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published November 2, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Every presidential election presents the country with a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the course of history. The decision we make this November will lay the foundation for economic, environmental and foreign policies for the next four years, or possibly the next eight, and in many respects, for [...]

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Injustice Defined: Chrysler Dealers Get Rejected Once Again

By |2018-07-19T01:08:37-07:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , |

Published June 6, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The last four years have laid witness to some of the most extraordinary events in our nation’s history. The 110 year-old Lehman Brothers toppled in an instant, Merrill Lynch was sold over a weekend, and our government began doling out billions in an effort to save it [...]

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The Killing Fields

By |2018-07-19T20:07:54-07:00November 4th, 2010|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published November 4, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - At the stroke of midnight on Oct. 31, 2010, the landscape of the automotive industry in the United States forever changed.  With the final tick of the second hand, dealer agreements for some 500 General Motors dealers expired, ending generations of businesses across the country.  This, it was held, [...]

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