100th Death Claim Approved in GM Ignition Switch Crisis

One hundred families have now been approved to receive compensation from General Motors in connection with the ignition switch defect that cost loved ones their lives.  Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney GM hired to administer its $600 million compensation fund, has also approved payments to be made to 184 injury claimants related to the faulty switches that were installed in 2.6 million of GM’s vehicles. Over 4,300 death and injury claims were filed after investigators discovered GM’s upper management had engaged in a decade-long cover-up of defective ignition switches that were prone to slipping out of the “on” position and powering down the entire vehicle.

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