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General Motors to Shell out Nearly $1 Billion in Criminal Fines

In response to General Motors’ faulty ignition switch scandal, which rocked the auto industry in 2014 and led to the company recalling 2.6 million vehicles, the automaker has agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges associated with its defective switches.

Announced by the Justice Department on September 17, 2015, the settlement...

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119 Deaths Attributed to GM Faulty Ignition Scandal

General Motors’ compensation fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg has now approved 119 fatalities after the automaker’s defective ignition switches caused their vehicles to crash. GM executives knew about the problems with the switches since 2003, which cause the vehicle’s key system to slip out of the “on” position and power down the entire car,...

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GM Death Toll Reaches 117

Defective ignition switches installed in 2.6 million of General Motors’ vehicles have now claimed at least 117 deaths. GM began recalling its vehicles equipped with the faulty switches in February 2014, but the company has known about the defect for over a decade. GM faces numerous lawsuits as well as investigations into the...
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114 GM Ignition Switch-Related Fatalities Approved for Compensation

The death toll from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has risen to 114. Since a 2.6 million vehicle recall was issued in 2014 due to defective ignitions problems, which cause the car’s key system to inadvertently power down the entire car while driving, GM has received over 4,000 injury and death claims. ...
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