When Will They Stop?

By | 2017-10-12T18:58:20+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 September 2017.   At [...]

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Drive It Like You Stole It

By | 2017-06-03T00:28:42+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

For some, ownership of a rare automobile is as enjoyable and relevant as possession of historically significant fine art. Though automobiles were conceived as a means of convenient transportation, the last century has laid witness to their migration into vessels of luxury, sport and collection. Markets have responded accordingly. The most expensive Rembrandt ever sold at [...]

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Service Advisors in California Not Exempt from Overtime Laws

By | 2017-06-03T00:26:30+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that requires U.S. employers to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours a week, unless that employee qualifies for an exemption. Employees who are exempt include “any salesman, partsman or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles.” The FLSA is silent as to [...]

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The ADA and Consumer Test Drives

By | 2017-02-27T21:03:13+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of disabled individuals visiting dealerships or public places are not new. Recently, however, dealerships have been faced with a new access claim and potential lawsuit: dealerships do not have vehicles equipped specialized “hand controls” to allow disabled persons to test drive the vehicles.   Over the [...]

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The Mexican Standoff

By | 2017-10-20T17:17:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Categories: The Mexican Standoff, Uncategorized|

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 U.S. automotive industry, which has been sending manufacturing [...]

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MLG TAKES ON APPLE IN CLASS ACTION, DEMANDS TEXTING AND DRIVING SAFEGUARDS

By | 2017-06-03T01:00:49+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: Class Action, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (January 18, 2017) – MLG Automotive Law has filed a class action lawsuit against technology giant Apple Inc., seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards. The lawsuit, Julio Ceja v. Apple Inc. (Case No. BC647057), was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. [...]

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Texting and Driving: Public Enemy No. 1

By | 2017-11-21T23:27:43+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Texting and Driving, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

It has migrated from a menacing problem to a full-blown epidemic of national importance: Texting and driving is the single most deadly thing one can do behind the wheel of an automobile. For decades, scores of marchers repudiated drinking and driving, with full community support. Virtually every state has stiff intoxication laws designed to stomp out [...]

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The Next Four Years

By | 2017-10-27T17:09:03+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: The Next Four Years, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

In a week’s time we will have a new leader of the free world, and with it a new era of policy, diplomacy and economy will usher in. The last eight years have laid witness to certain economic growth, pulling our country from near-certain ruin to stable financial health. While the recovery may not have been [...]

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Formula One’s $8 Billion Deal

By | 2016-10-04T17:26:52+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Categories: Formula One, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

At 5 feet 3 inches tall, 85-year-old Bernie Eccelstone has stood supreme over the Formula One enterprise for nearly half of a century, transforming the race series from a unique event for purists to the most popular sport in the world. Now his empire is being sold in an $8 billion deal between Liberty Media (buyer) [...]

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The Exporting Enigma

By | 2017-11-06T18:31:47+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The number is staggering, really: $438 billion. That is the amount the federal government spent in excess of revenue it collected in 2015. Pundits will tussle over who is responsible for the deficit — particularly in an election year — with Republicans and Democrats alike apportioning blame to one another with adolescent fervor. But the larger [...]

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