MLG Files Historic “Takings” Case Against the U.S.

By |2017-06-02T23:58:29+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , , , |

September 2008 marked a chilling moment in our nation’s history. That month Wall Street goliath Lehman Brothers filed bankruptcy, ending its 158-year history in the financial industry. That same month Merrill Lynch was sold over a weekend, sending shockwaves throughout the nation that our financial market was collapsing around us. As the Great Recession began to [...]

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COURT CLEARS PATH FOR CHRYSLER DEALERS’ CASE AGAINST U.S.

By |2018-07-17T19:52:31+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (September 15, 2015) – The U.S. Federal Court of Claims in Washington D.C. has denied the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a consortium of Chrysler dealers against the federal government. The lawsuit alleges that in 2009 the Treasury Department provided billions of dollars in TARP funds to Chrysler on [...]

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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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Year of the Snake

By |2018-07-18T00:12:03+00:00December 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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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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There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09+00:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Fisker, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Fuel economy is a funny thing. While it is always a consideration for some consumers, its presence on the central stage for others frequently follows world energy politics. In 1973, when the price of crude oil quadrupled in six months during the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy consideration [...]

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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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U.S. Court of Appeal Rules in Favor of Terminated Chrysler Dealers

By |2018-07-18T16:56:44+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Chrysler Bankruptcy|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (April 22, 2014) – On April 7, a U.S. Court of Appeal ruled in favor of scores of Chrysler dealers who were terminated during Chrysler’s 2009 bankruptcy, holding that the U.S. government may have violated the 5th Amendment. In June 2009, Chrysler terminated 789 dealers as part of its bankruptcy reorganization process.  The [...]

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Rock Bottom: Detroit’s Pricey Art Collection

By |2018-07-18T18:10:26+00:00February 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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The Truth About Obama and the Automotive Industry

By |2018-07-19T00:15:07+00:00November 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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