Driving to Recessionary Times

By | 2018-06-20T02:55:52+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , |

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 year they first learned of Justin Beiber, not [...]

A Development in Progress

By | 2018-05-11T20:50:54+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Last month, two U.S. citizens lost their lives to autonomous vehicles: Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona and Walter Huang, whose autonomously driven Tesla Model X hit a freeway concrete divider in Mountain View, California. The two incidents ignited a fiery debate on the issue of autonomous vehicles, and their [...]

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The Future of Privacy

By | 2018-02-20T18:35:32+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It all started with Cadillac really. In 1996, General Motors introduced the Cadillac OnStar system — an onboard communication system that linked active drivers with a GM call center — and with that the world of consumer privacy forever be changed. The OnStar system was a road paved with the best of intentions. Drivers could get [...]

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Electrifying!

By | 2018-01-12T19:11:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 square feet of convention floor space that will [...]

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Autonomous Fear

By | 2017-09-07T19:18:12+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Trends, Automotive Weaponry, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The future is already here in many respects, at least as it relates to autonomous vehicles. While fully autonomous “level 5” vehicles are still some time out, scores of automakers are already introducing level 2 (partial driving automation) and level 3 (conditional driving automations) vehicles to the consuming public.   This year, the redesigned Cadillac CT6 [...]

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The Truth About Lithium

By | 2017-09-06T17:20:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lithium – the natural resource mined from the Earth’s crust – is perhaps the best-known commodity that people know the least about. Yet with multiple sovereign states betting their future on an industry bustling with electric vehicles, failure to understand the world’s order on the non-renewable element could prove fatal. Originally discovered in 1817 by Swedish [...]

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Selling Cars in Tomorrowland

By | 2017-07-07T16:33:59+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Uber|Tags: , , , |

There are certain things that come around every once-in-a-while that change life as we know it. Businesses were never the same after having been introduced to the fax machine, unlocking a world of reviewing and signing documents in an instant. Apple’s iPhone engulfed us in a creed of mono-communication, leaving a generation of citizens impervious to [...]

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MLG Creates New “Dealer Law” in California

By | 2017-07-06T16:53:45+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

MLG Automotive Law's team of lawyers have successfully expanded the protections afforded to all California dealerships by creating a new, expansive law that holds manufacturers liable for their violations of the California Vehicle Code. On May 2, 2017, the California Court of Appeal, decided the matter of Guarantee Forklift, Inc., dba GFL, Inc. v. Capacity of [...]

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Oh, Snap!

By | 2017-06-13T21:01:48+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Texting and Driving|Tags: , , , , , |

Snapchat, America’s latest internet darling, recently raised $3.4 billion in its public offering, catapulting the company past the high-watermarks previously set by tech giants Google ($1.6 billion) and Twitter ($1.8 billion). The March IPO, with its opening share price of $17, is just the latest billion-dollar stock spin-up of a young company that has yet to [...]

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MLG LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE INVESTIGATION OF BMW FIRES

By | 2017-06-02T23:51:08+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action|Tags: , , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (May 17, 2017) – MLG Automotive Law has launched an intense investigation into a rash of BMW fires that is sweeping the nation. On March 6, 2017, the boutique automotive law firm filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of 36-year-old Southern California resident Mona Shaikh, (Mona Shaikh v. North America, LLC; Case No. [...]

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