A Development in Progress

By |2018-07-16T18:33:54+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 24, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Autonomous Fear

By |2018-07-16T21:42:35+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Trends, Automotive Weaponry, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published September 6, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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. [...]

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MLG TAKES ON APPLE IN CLASS ACTION, DEMANDS TEXTING AND DRIVING SAFEGUARDS

By |2018-07-16T23:56:05+00:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Class Action, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (January 18, 2017) – MLG Automotive Law has filed a class action lawsuit against technology giant Apple Inc., seeking to enjoin the company from selling further iPhones until it installs texting and driving safeguards. The lawsuit, Julio Ceja v. Apple Inc. (Case No. BC647057), was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. [...]

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Automotive Weaponry

By |2018-08-31T16:47:55+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Automotive Weaponry|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published January 4, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - War used to be such a simple concept; tragic to be sure, but nevertheless fundamentally simple. A set of opposing troops would march toward one another, firing bullets into the faces of the other, with the last one standing claiming sovereign victory. War was always a matter of [...]

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Texting and Driving: Public Enemy No. 1

By |2018-07-17T00:12:07+00:00December 6th, 2016|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Texting and Driving|Tags: , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It has migrated from a menacing problem to a full-blown epidemic of national importance: Texting and driving is the single most deadly thing one can do behind the wheel of an automobile. For decades, scores of marchers repudiated drinking and driving, with full community support. Virtually every state [...]

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The Tragedy of Progress

By |2018-07-17T23:30:51+00:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, Texting and Driving|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published May 5, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - When Steve Jobs stood on the stage Jan. 9, 2007, at the Macworld Conference and Expo to introduce the iPhone, he could have hardly known that he was about to change the way the world thinks, works and communicates. Mobile phones had been around for years, but the [...]

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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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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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The Company Without a Soul

By |2018-10-09T16:32:39+00:00July 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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The Evil That Men Do

By |2018-07-18T17:26:59+00:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: Auto Recalls, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Sometimes people engage in acts so vile, they begin to erode our belief in all that is right and just. Acts of corporate irresponsibility are nothing new; wayward executives have long put profitability and success ahead of moral correctness. But some decisions are just so reckless, it is [...]

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