Twenty Years Out

By |2018-07-18T00:26:37-07:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In its quest to be the first manufacturer to develop an autonomous car, General Motors designed the “Highways & Horizons” pavilion — a public display of its self-driving cars that would change the way we think of private transportation. The showing represented “almost every type of terrain in [...]

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The Shocking Truth

By |2018-07-18T00:36:38-07:00September 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 |2018-07-18T00:48:09-07:00August 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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CHRYSLER SUED IN CLASS ACTION CASE FOR IGNITION SWITCH DEFECT

By |2018-07-18T00:51:24-07:00July 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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The Company Without a Soul

By |2018-10-09T16:32:39-07:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published July 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last week, General Motors announced the establishment of its “victim compensation fund” — a pool of money that it will offer to the scores of people it killed and maimed over the past 10 years with its defective products. The underpinnings of the plan rest on GM’s company-wide [...]

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Dodging a Bullet

By |2018-07-18T20:00:56-07:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Class Action, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , |

Published November 5, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few words can describe the unmitigated disaster that nearly befell our country last month when a New York bankruptcy judge was set to rule on one of the most explosive cases before the judiciary. The ruling could have inflicted untold damage on our fragile economy, sending scores of [...]

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The Root of All Evil

By |2018-07-18T23:15:51-07:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Chrysler Bankruptcy, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 2, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - When the heads of the Detroit automakers made their famous trip to Washington DC in 2008, arriving in private jets and asking to be bailed out from their financial woes, the world was shocked at their level of disconnect. Did they really just tell Congress that they were broke [...]

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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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Could GM be at it Again?

By |2018-07-19T00:25:42-07:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published October 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In the world of automotive juggernauts, market share is everything. Perhaps this is true in every industry, but it is a particularly important topic among the Detroit 3, who have seen their global dominance wither away to market irrelevance over the past several decades. There once was a time [...]

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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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