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By |2018-10-11T17:30:45-07:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Electric Cars|Tags: , , |

Jonathan Michaels is experienced as an Attorney - and a writer - in the Automotive industry. He recently achieved a milestone as he wrote his 100th article for the Los Angeles Daily Journal! He recently made a special guest appearance on the Exit Coach Radio Podcast! It's a thought provoking conversation about technology in the automotive [...]

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When Will They Stop?

By |2018-08-16T18:29:50-07:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 10, 2017 - Last week, Nissan added its name to a long list of automotive manufacturers who have been ensnared in public controversy over corporate malfeasance and the cars it sells to the consuming public. In an unprecedented move, Nissan announced that it was recalling every car it sold in Japan between October 2014 and [...]

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MLG LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE INVESTIGATION OF BMW FIRES

By |2017-06-02T23:51:08-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action|Tags: , , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (May 17, 2017) – MLG Automotive Law has launched an intense investigation into a rash of BMW fires that is sweeping the nation. On March 6, 2017, the boutique automotive law firm filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of 36-year-old Southern California resident Mona Shaikh, (Mona Shaikh v. North America, LLC; Case No. [...]

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Stop Sale Orders on Used Vehicles: The New Dilemma

By |2018-07-17T00:46:04-07:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Auto Recalls|Tags: , , , |

Over the last 18-months, we have entered what could be deemed the era of the recall. NHTSA reports that 2014 was a record breaking year for recalls, with more than 800 recalls, effecting nearly 64 million vehicles. These numbers are not slowing in 2015. 2015 finds NHTSA cracking down on manufacturers who fail to timely issue recalls. In May 2014, NHTSA announced it was [...]

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What Will Become of Us?

By |2018-07-17T19:13:21-07:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , |

Published January 6, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On Dec. 31, 2015, at 7:03 p.m., a Toyota Yaris careened out of control on the Interstate 10 freeway, accelerating uncontrollably through the Los Angeles metro. Unable to stop or slow the vehicle, the driver hurled off the freeway, striking another car and killing all of its four occupants, as [...]

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MLG AUTOMOTIVE LAW FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST VW FOR EMISSIONS FRAUD

By |2018-07-17T19:37:48-07:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (September 29, 2015) – Last Friday, MLG Automotive Law filed a national class action lawsuit against Volkswagen for the diesel emissions cover-up. The case, entitled Gregg Klein v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Case No. 2:15-cv-07570), was filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles. Early this month, Volkswagen admitted that it has been [...]

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Chrysler’s Record-Breaking Fine Not Nearly Enough

By |2018-07-17T20:00:31-07:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , |

Published August 5, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On July 2, after years of abuse and defiance, Chrysler finally answered for its actions at a public hearing before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington D.C. At issue was whether Chrysler had met its obligation of protecting consumer safety in recalling millions of defective vehicles. [...]

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Getting It Right

By |2018-07-17T23:41:35-07:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 3, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last week, a senate committee passed legislation that promises to revolutionize automotive safety. The bill gives whistleblowers who report automotive safety issues to the federal government 30 percent of all fines paid by the automaker that exceed $1 million. The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act (S.304) was introduced [...]

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Year of the Snake

By |2018-07-18T00:12:03-07:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published December 2, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - To be sure, 2014 will be remembered as a year the world changed — the year that honest disclosure gave way to raw deception; the year that automakers challenged our belief in all that is right and just. The crisis began with General Motors’ admission on Feb. 7 [...]

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A Failed System

By |2018-10-02T16:56:10-07:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Class Action, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published November 11, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The sad truth is that automakers face little deterrent from U.S. authorities to correctly represent their vehicles’ fuel economy standards. The Environmental Protection Agency has long required manufacturers to state a vehicle’s fuel economy on the window sticker (officially called the Monroney sticker), but there is no regulatory [...]

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