Getting It Right

By |2018-07-17T23:41:35-07:00March 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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Year of the Snake

By |2018-07-18T00:12:03-07:00December 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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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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So, You Think You’re Safe

By |2018-07-18T20:59:07-07:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action, NHTSA|Tags: , , |

Published July 2, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It is astonishing, when you think about it. On a near-daily basis, most of us step into some form of automotive transportation without giving a single thought to the integrity of the vehicle. We go to great lengths to ensure that we are protected and secured in the [...]

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Do It for the Kids

By |2018-07-19T19:45:34-07:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few things in life are more tragic than the loss of an innocent young life.  There is just something about the playful innocence, the insatiable curiosity, and yes, the mischief and trouble that causes our society to go to great lengths to protect our young.  It is because [...]

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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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