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Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire
Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire

General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year. Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition switch now linked to at least 27 fatalities. Millikin stuck with the company throughout the last year despite criticism from a U.S. Senate committee over how his department handled death and injury claims. “It is clear that the culture of lawyering up and Whac-a-Mole to minimize liabilities in individual lawsuits killed customers of General Motors,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said during a hearing earlier this year. ...

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