Senator Pushes DOJ To Set Up Fund For GM Victims

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Senator convinced that General Motors Co. hid an ignition switch defect affecting 1.6 million recalled vehicles from the bankruptcy court that oversaw its 2009 rebirth said Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice should order the creation of a victims’ compensation fund as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D.-Conn., told Attorney General Eric Holder in a letter that the DOJ needn’t wait for the outcome of a criminal probe surrounding the defect to force GM to set up a compensation...
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