Ruling could open GM to large jury verdicts because it admitted to knowing about the faulty switches for a decade or more.
Automaker will pay a $900 million fine over faulty ignition switches.
An additional 179 injured will also receive compensation.
113 injured people to get compensation.
The automaker has now received 478 death claims and 3,834 injury claims.
A compensation fund established by the company has received 4,237 claims for deaths and injuries.
More than eight million vehicles affected, according to data from Transport Canada.
Latest round of recalls includes 700,000 vehicles in Canada.