GM Ignition Switch Defect Death Toll Rises To 42

Law360, Los Angeles (December 15, 2014, 6:01 PM EST) -- Four more deaths have been linked to General Motors Co.'s ignition defect, raising the total to 42 fatalities, according to a report Monday from the attorney running the compensation fund for victims of crashes attributed to the faulty ignition.

GM has received a total of 2,326 claims — 251 for deaths, 156 for catastrophic injuries and 1,919 for less-serious injuries that required hospitalization — according to the latest report from the settlement's administrator, Kenneth Feinberg.

Of the 251 death claims the fund has received so far, Feinberg has deemed roughly 46 ineligible and is seeking additional information in 83 other cases....

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