Chapter 11, Here We Come

By |2018-09-20T18:05:52+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published September 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There’s no shame in a bankruptcy filing. The ability to discharge accumulated debt is one of the fundamental underpinnings of America’s entrepreneurial system. While no one likes to lose out on repayment of a debt, the safety net provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is what allows individuals [...]

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All Things 100

By |2018-08-14T22:27:41+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published on August 14, 2018 in the Los Angeles Daily Journal - On the continuum of life, 100 years is not a terribly large amount of time. In 100 years, a glacier will move 50 meters, a redwood tree will amass its full height of 200 feet, and the big island of Hawaii will grow by seven [...]

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Will They Make The Turn?

By |2018-07-16T20:13:37+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when the financial question of the day was whether Tesla’s stock would ever fall from its dizzying height of $395 per share. For a car company that only sold its first car nine years ago, and that has never turned a profit, [...]

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When Will They Stop?

By |2018-08-16T18:29:50+00:00October 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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The Mexican Standoff

By |2018-08-30T20:27:57+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors, The Mexican Standoff|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published February 8, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - During his campaign trail, President Donald Trump blasted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), calling it “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country,” and promising to either renegotiate it or break it if he was elected. At the center of his attack was the [...]

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Getting It Right

By |2018-07-17T23:41:35+00:00March 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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Twenty Years Out

By |2018-07-18T00:26:37+00:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In its quest to be the first manufacturer to develop an autonomous car, General Motors designed the “Highways & Horizons” pavilion — a public display of its self-driving cars that would change the way we think of private transportation. The showing represented “almost every type of terrain in [...]

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CHRYSLER SUED IN CLASS ACTION CASE FOR IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT

By |2018-07-18T00:51:24+00:00July 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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The Company Without a Soul

By |2018-07-18T00:59:38+00:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last week, General Motors announced the establishment of its “victim compensation fund” — a pool of money that it will offer to the scores of people it killed and maimed over the past 10 years with its defective products. The underpinnings of the plan rest on GM’s company-wide [...]

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Moments of Atrocity

By |2018-07-18T16:35:25+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , |

Published July 8, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Sometimes, good can only rise from depths of pure evil. We are safer today with air travel because of the atrocity of September 11. We were casual with our security screening, and innocent lives were stolen from their families because of it. Nothing can be done to unwind [...]

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