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Legal experts at GM increase as company issues more recalls

Because Detroit-based automaker General Motors Co. recalled 13.6 million vehicles in the United States alone this year, the company’s legal department might be experiencing some kind of turnover, Inside Counsel article reported on May 21.

According to GM general counsel Michael Millikin, a professional legal adviser has been hired to work closely with the global safety and vehicle development leaders of the corporation. This way, important information regarding defects can be easily shared between departments. Lucy Clark Dougherty, GM’s general counsel for North America, will advise Jeff Boyer, newly appointed to direct global safety on legal concerns.

The addition of legal team to GM is likely the result of the 29 recalls the company issued this year, the newest four involving 2.42 million vehicles. The latest recalls do not contain reports of fatalities from the vehicles’ defective parts.

Even though manufacturers must adhere to a standard of product quality for their wares, some defective products still find their way to the market. If you have been harmed by the use of a defective product and you reside in Kankakee, get in touch with our attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. by dialing (815) 929-9292 for your initial case discussion.