Dealerships in the Mobility Age

By |2018-11-01T16:55:40+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , |

The technology for autonomous vehicles grows daily, and the race is on to see who will own this software. Manufacturers know the threat technology poses. Why else would GM have invested $500 million in Lyft? Or Toyota contract with Uber? The challenge to be first is difficult, especially when competing with Google and Apple. Will factories [...]

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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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All Things 100

By |2018-08-14T22:27:41+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published on August 14, 2018 in the Los Angeles Daily Journal - On the continuum of life, 100 years is not a terribly large amount of time. In 100 years, a glacier will move 50 meters, a redwood tree will amass its full height of 200 feet, and the big island of Hawaii will grow by seven [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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