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The head of a Senate panel investigating General Motors ignition switch recall questioned why the company’s general counsel, Michael Millikin, wasn’t fired in the aftermath of the company’s failure to recall 2.

6 million vehicles for nearly a decade.

“How in the world in the aftermath of (the GM internal) report did Michael Millikin keep his job?” asked Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who is heading the Senate Commerce panel holding a hearing Thursday. She said she didn’t understand how a legal department that had “this massive failure of responsibility, how he would be allowed to continue,” and said she plans to ask him detailed questions. “What kind of direction did he give a legal department that would allow them to do nothing in the face of the evidence they were confronting over years of litigation?”

GM’s culture of “lawyering up... killed innocent customers of General Motors,” she said.

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