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GM ignition switch deaths hit 84

An additional 157 injured people also are eligible for compensation.

April 14, 2015   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT — Families of at least 84 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total from 80 last week.

An additional 157 injured people also are eligible for compensation.

The fund received a total of 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those, 1,136 are still under review. Feinberg says more than half are ineligible or lack documentation.

GM knew about problem switches in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars for more than a decade but recalled them only last year. They can slip out of the “on” position, which cuts off the engine, knocks out power steering and turns off air bags.


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1 Comment » for GM ignition switch deaths hit 84
  1. someguy says:

    Yet their stocks just keep climbing, WTF?

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