#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 17 – Two more major figures in General Motors Co’s safety debacle will appear on Thursday for the first time before U.S. lawmakers investigating why it took the auto-maker more than 10 years to recall millions of vehicles with a deadly ignition switch flaw reported Reuters.
Millikin is expected to receive harsh scrutiny because his legal department dealt with numerous private lawsuits related to crashes involving the defective switches, but apparently did not urgently warn other parts of GM.
The Senate panel holding Thursday’s hearing is chaired by Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill. “Claire will be posing some tough questions that have not yet been answered about the role GM’s legal department played in delaying this recall,” said Andy Newbold, spokesman for McCaskill.
In his prepared testimony, Millikin said GM has appointed an outside law firm to review its litigation practices.