By on October 28, 2014

Recalled GM ignition switch

As of last Friday, 30 fatality and 31 injury claims have been approved for payout from the General Motors victim compensation fund created in the wake of the February 2014 ignition recall, and helmed by the staff of appointed attorney Kenneth Feinberg.

The Detroit News reports a total of 1,580 were filed between August 1 and last week, consisting of 193 fatality claims, 102 serious injury claims, and 1,286 claims for less-serious injuries.

Regarding eligibility for payout, around 90 to 100 claims were declared ineligible, while the vast majority were still under review.

On the settlement front, offers were made to 31 victims and their families, 21 of whom accepted the terms with the remaining offers expected to be accepted. Deputy fund administrator Camile Biros added that the first checks are almost ready for issuing.

The window for filing closes on December 31, while verifications will continue into the new year.

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2 Comments on “Sixty-One GM Victim Compensation Claims Approved For Payout...”


  • avatar
    kvndoom

    The pennies we saved. The lives we forfeit. The millions we paid.

    Damn bean counters.

  • avatar
    Rday

    Remember the excitement/terror back in the 70’s and 80’s when the cars emissions systems would cause the engine to pause particularly when trying to accelerate when turning in front of oncoming cars at signals, etc. I came so close to having major accidents. WOnder if they ever kept tab on the injuries/deaths caused by such engine problems. Almost sounds like the same problems all over again.

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