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GM Chief Counsel HIts The Bricks

Michael Millikin, the GM chief counsel many see as being the person behind the mishandling of the automaker's ignition switch fiasco, is retiring early. The company has been hit with a $10 billion class action lawsuit alleging it long concealed a series of safety problems. While GM CEO Mary Barra issued a statement praising the 66-year-old attorney for his “tremendous career,” it is likely that Millikin’s departure comes as something of a relief. People like Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Maryland Democrat, directly accused Millikin of “incompetence.” 

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