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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Driving to Recessionary Times

By |2018-07-16T18:14:29+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published June 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - As a society, we tend to have short memories, or in some cases, no memories at all. It is difficult to imagine, but 2018 will usher in a new class of young millennials who are, for the most part, complete strangers to the Great Recession. 2009 marks the [...]

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Electrifying!

By |2018-08-10T21:04:38+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 9, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - This week, the 51st rendition of the Consumer Electronics Show will rain down on the desert, Las Vegas style. Originated in 1967 as a small offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, CES has blossomed into the largest convention Las Vegas holds, by a long shot. With 2.4 million [...]

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Phantom Stock

By |2018-08-27T16:41:09+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published May 5, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal -Tesla, Inc. — the famed electric car company named after Serbian physicist Nikola Tesla — has done what many considered to be the impossible: It has become the most valuable car company in the nation. Last month laid witness to Tesla’s stock surge to $314 per share, resulting [...]

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Generation Next

By |2018-08-28T16:31:49+00:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Published April 4, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when our teenage youth dreamt wildly of the car they someday hoped to own, adorning their bedroom walls with posters of European exotics and American muscle. Getting your driver’s license was as much of a rite of passage as any, exposing our budding [...]

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Drive It Like You Stole It

By |2018-08-29T17:00:57+00:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published March 17, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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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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Swimming in a Sea of Oil

By |2018-07-17T23:50:32+00:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last year the U.S. achieved a goal long considered unapproachable: It surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest producer of oil. At 12.5 million barrels per day, the U.S. now extracts more oil than any of the OPEC countries, and more than Iran, Iraq, Kuwait [...]

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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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A Failed System

By |2018-10-02T16:56:10+00:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Class Action, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published November 11, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The sad truth is that automakers face little deterrent from U.S. authorities to correctly represent their vehicles’ fuel economy standards. The Environmental Protection Agency has long required manufacturers to state a vehicle’s fuel economy on the window sticker (officially called the Monroney sticker), but there is no regulatory [...]

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