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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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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By | 2017-06-03T01:00:49+00:00 January 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. [...]


Automotive Weaponry

By | 2017-06-03T01:08:32+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Weaponry|Tags: , , , , , |

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 international politics – a dictator’s attempt at a [...]

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Texting and Driving: Public Enemy No. 1

By | 2017-11-21T23:27:43+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Categories: Texting and Driving, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

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 has stiff intoxication laws designed to stomp out [...]

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The Tragedy of Progress

By | 2017-12-06T17:32:17+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, Texting and Driving|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 iPhone challenged society to think in abstract dimensions. [...]

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Getting It Right

By | 2017-06-13T22:26:19+00:00 March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 by U.S. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and [...]

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Year of the Snake

By | 2017-06-13T22:31:34+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 that it had been concealing an ignition [...]

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The Company Without a Soul

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:56+00:00 July 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 cover up of an ignition switch defect that [...]

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