Driving to Recessionary Times

By |2018-07-16T18:14:29-07:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published June 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Year of the Snake

By |2018-07-18T00:12:03-07:00December 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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There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09-07:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Fisker, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Fuel economy is a funny thing. While it is always a consideration for some consumers, its presence on the central stage for others frequently follows world energy politics. In 1973, when the price of crude oil quadrupled in six months during the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy consideration [...]

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Winning at All Costs

By |2018-07-19T18:12:16-07:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published June 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once was a time when U.S. automakers enjoyed global dominance, quelling all would-be competitors with thoughts of an impenetrable market share.  At a time when life was far simpler, and “what was good for GM was good for America,” the Big 3 controlled an astounding 90 percent of [...]

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Do It for the Kids

By |2018-07-19T19:45:34-07:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few things in life are more tragic than the loss of an innocent young life.  There is just something about the playful innocence, the insatiable curiosity, and yes, the mischief and trouble that causes our society to go to great lengths to protect our young.  It is because [...]

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