Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises to 107

WKBN.com

DETROIT (AP) – The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 107.

Victims’ families are being offered compensation of at least $1 million each by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM last year. In addition, GM has agreed to make offers to 199 people who were injured in crashes caused by the switches in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other older-model cars.

GM recalled 2.6 million of the cars last year, but acknowledged it knew about problems with the switches for more than a decade.

Feinberg’s compensation fund received 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. About 9 percent remain under review. Just under 83 percent were deemed deficient or ineligible.

GM paid $200 million to settle claims filed with Feinberg as of March 31.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten…

View original post 2 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s