GM’s Day of Reckoning

By |2018-07-18T17:13:35-07:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, General Motors|

Published April 1, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - This week, General Motors CEO Mary Barra will appear before an angry panel of examiners in the House and the Senate, where she has been summoned to testify about how and why the Detroit automaker concealed known safety defects in more than 1 million vehicles for over a [...]

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The Evil That Men Do

By |2018-07-18T17:26:59-07:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: Auto Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Sometimes people engage in acts so vile, they begin to erode our belief in all that is right and just. Acts of corporate irresponsibility are nothing new; wayward executives have long put profitability and success ahead of moral correctness. But some decisions are just so reckless, it is [...]

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Rock Bottom: Detroit’s Pricey Art Collection

By |2018-07-18T18:10:26-07:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It’s absolutely incredible when you think about it. How something so majestic, so profitable, could have fallen so far. At a point in time, it represented all that was right with America — all of the hope and opportunity that served as the foundation for the American Dream. [...]

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Success, Redefined

By |2018-07-18T18:58:26-07:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On Dec. 9, 2013, the U.S. Treasury sold its last share of General Motors stock, concluding its four-year investment into the automaker that stirred considerable debate. At the high water mark, the U.S. owned 61 percent of GM, placing itself squarely in the midst of private competition, and forcing [...]

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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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Could GM be at it Again?

By |2018-07-19T00:25:42-07:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published October 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In the world of automotive juggernauts, market share is everything. Perhaps this is true in every industry, but it is a particularly important topic among the Detroit 3, who have seen their global dominance wither away to market irrelevance over the past several decades. There once was a time [...]

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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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