A Failed System

By |2018-10-02T16:56:10-07:00November 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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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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Theft, Hiding and Restitution

By |2018-07-19T01:00:12-07:00July 3rd, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Classic Cars, Collector Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published July 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Some 67 years ago, the last of the great world wars drew to an end, and with that we briefly closed a chapter on crimes against humanity, failures of diplomacy, and tyrant dictators seeking to rule it all. With laws of morality no longer in place, soldiers pillaged [...]

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Spend It Like You Got It

By |2018-07-19T16:56:57-07:00December 6th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - A wise man once said, “You can’t spend your way to success.”  But don’t tell that to the automotive manufacturers who are dead set on spending big – particularly when it’s not their money being spent. As manufacturers become increasingly brand-oriented, they are dedicating considerable effort designing, [...]

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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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