With a collective 50 years of experience litigating cases against billion-dollar automotive companies, MLG’s business litigation attorneys are uniquely skilled at handling all types of complex litigation.
In our tenure, we have litigated cases against nearly every major auto manufacturer in the world, including GM, Audi, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda, AM General, Isuzu, Toyota, Hyundai, Harley-Davidson, Mercedes, Kia, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Porsche, Land Rover and Ford.
This unique experience has given our business litigation attorneys a keen understanding of how large companies think, and how to beat them at every turn. Through decades of experience, we have learned how to defeat companies that were considered “unbeatable” – an experience that transcends industries throughout. So, whether your matter is against a billion-dollar automotive conglomerate, or an opponent in a different industry, our business litigation attorneys are equipped to handle the charge.
During the 2009 Great Recession, automotive juggernaut Chrysler terminated 789 of its franchised dealers through a pre-packaged bankruptcy. The U.S. Treasury assisted Chrysler with its restructuring by giving the automaker a $12.5 billion loan. In doing so, however, the U.S. required that Chrysler terminate these 789 dealers – each of whom were terminated on less than one month’s notice.
In 2012, MLG’s team of auto lawyers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. on behalf of many of the terminated dealers, alleging that the U.S. violated the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by engaging in an unlawful “taking” of their franchises without just compensation.
The case is currently pending in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C., and is undoubtedly headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and will likely be written about for decades to come.