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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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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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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Stop Sale Orders on Used Vehicles: The New Dilemma

By |2018-07-17T00:46:04+00:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Auto Recalls|Tags: , , , |

Over the last 18-months, we have entered what could be deemed the era of the recall. NHTSA reports that 2014 was a record breaking year for recalls, with more than 800 recalls, effecting nearly 64 million vehicles. These numbers are not slowing in 2015. 2015 finds NHTSA cracking down on manufacturers who fail to timely issue recalls. In May 2014, NHTSA announced it was [...]

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The Harder They Fall

By |2018-07-17T19:21:23+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Environmental Protection Agency, NHTSA, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , |

Published December 1, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - By now, the world understands exactly how dastardly Volkswagen has been: It engineered a device whose sole purpose was to defeat emissions testing, and then outfitted 11 million diesel vehicles with the devise, claiming that they had created the world’s first “clean diesel.” In its quest to become [...]

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Chrysler’s Record-Breaking Fine Not Nearly Enough

By |2018-07-17T20:00:31+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , |

Published August 5, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On July 2, after years of abuse and defiance, Chrysler finally answered for its actions at a public hearing before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington D.C. At issue was whether Chrysler had met its obligation of protecting consumer safety in recalling millions of defective vehicles. [...]

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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 Shocking Truth

By |2018-07-18T00:36:38+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Department of Transportation, DOT, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 4, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On July 9, 2010, an Alameda County jury returned a verdict of $15 million against Enterprise Rent-A-Car for the tragic death of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters in their early 20s who had rented a defective car from the company. The Chrysler PT Cruiser they were driving [...]

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The Company Without a Soul

By |2018-07-18T00:59:38+00:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 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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