There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09-07:00August 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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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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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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The Grand Ole Plan

By |2018-07-19T00:51:53-07:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 4, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Ford did it.  Chrysler and GM did too.  Now Land Rover is joining the party to eliminate its franchised automobile dealers across the United States – all for the purpose of establishing grand showplaces in strategic locations throughout the nation. The truth be told, geography is largely to [...]

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An Industry Lost

By |2018-07-19T01:14:07-07:00May 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published May 1, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - If anything, America’s greatest asset is its ability to innovate.  Our nation’s fabric is woven from unconventional thinking and the courage to dream.  From this, we have introduced to the world everything from motion pictures to commercial aviation to hip-hop; and often times before the dust settles we [...]

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Troubles with the New Fuel Regulations Sure to Come

By |2018-07-19T17:41:26-07:00September 6th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Ford, General Motors, NHTSA, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 6, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last month, President Barack Obama announced his ambitious overhaul to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or the CAFE standards, for consumer cars and trucks – a move that will dramatically change the landscape of the automobile industry for decades to come.  With as much fanfare as could be [...]

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The $1 Million Question

By |2018-07-19T17:47:58-07:00August 8th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 8, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The automobile dealer network is one of the oldest and most established franchise systems in our nation’s history, dating back to the dawn of the 20th century when businessmen with a pioneering spirit saw a future that others did not.  Through the use of the sprawling dealer network, [...]

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Winning at All Costs

By |2018-07-19T18:12:16-07:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published June 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once was a time when U.S. automakers enjoyed global dominance, quelling all would-be competitors with thoughts of an impenetrable market share.  At a time when life was far simpler, and “what was good for GM was good for America,” the Big 3 controlled an astounding 90 percent of [...]

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Somebody Tell Them the Party’s Over

By |2018-07-23T16:54:35-07:00August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 2, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For a nation founded on innovation and deeply rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit, one has to wonder how they got it so wrong for so long.  The Big 3 that is, now recognized by their new name, the Detroit 3.  It is an odd paradox in a way, [...]

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The Appropriateness of Toyota’s Gas Pedal Recall

By |2018-07-23T18:28:22-07:00February 9th, 2009|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 10, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Is Toyota’s widely-publicized gas pedal recall the appropriate remedy that everyone has been waiting for, or is this merely a quick-fix approach to cover up a deeper rooted problem with its runaway cars?  One thing is sure: With sales of eight models halted, and its pristine image for [...]

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