Death toll from GM switch rises
The death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen by three to 114.
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, Feinberg will make offers to 229 people who were injured in crashes caused by the switches in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other older cars.
Feinberg’s compensation fund received 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. About 3% remain under review. About 90% were deemed deficient or ineligible.