A Development in Progress

By |2018-07-16T18:33:54+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 24, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last month, two U.S. citizens lost their lives to autonomous vehicles: Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona and Walter Huang, whose autonomously driven Tesla Model X hit a freeway concrete divider in Mountain View, California. The two incidents ignited a fiery debate [...]

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The Future of Privacy

By |2018-07-16T19:39:57+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published February 13, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It all started with Cadillac really. In 1996, General Motors introduced the Cadillac OnStar system — an onboard communication system that linked active drivers with a GM call center — and with that the world of consumer privacy forever be changed. The OnStar system was a road paved with [...]

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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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What Will Become of Us?

By |2018-07-17T19:13:21+00:00January 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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The Harder They Fall

By |2018-07-17T19:21:23+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Environmental Protection Agency, NHTSA, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , |

Published December 1, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - By now, the world understands exactly how dastardly Volkswagen has been: It engineered a device whose sole purpose was to defeat emissions testing, and then outfitted 11 million diesel vehicles with the devise, claiming that they had created the world’s first “clean diesel.” In its quest to become [...]

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Chrysler’s Record-Breaking Fine Not Nearly Enough

By |2018-07-17T20:00:31+00:00August 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+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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The Shocking Truth

By |2018-07-18T00:36:38+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Department of Transportation, DOT, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On July 9, 2010, an Alameda County jury returned a verdict of $15 million against Enterprise Rent-A-Car for the tragic death of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters in their early 20s who had rented a defective car from the company. The Chrysler PT Cruiser they were driving [...]

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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 |2018-10-09T16:32:39+00:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published July 7, 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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