GM’s legal department reportedly being investigated in internal inquiry, company pays record fine

The legal battle involving GM is likely to continue as the company pays a record fine to the government in connection with recalled cars.

Shortly after an announcement that General Motors agreed to pay a maximum $35 million fine for violating federal laws in regards to how it handled a defective ignition system, it was reported that the company’s legal department was being investigated in an internal inquiry.

In addition to the fine, the Department of Transportation announced on Friday that GM agreed in a Consent Order to make “significant and wide-ranging internal changes to its review of safety-related issues.”

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