GM Ignition Switch Deaths Climb To 50

Law360, New York (January 26, 2015, 6:18 PM EST) -- The administrator for the General Motors Co. ignition switch compensation fund has approved 50 claims for death and 75 for injuries, according to a report he issued Monday, days before the fund's Jan. 31 cutoff for claims applications.

While GM itself has acknowledged 13 deaths related to a deadly defect that can cause the ignition switch to jostle out of position and stall the vehicle, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg has steadily approved a growing number of death claims since he began accepting claims applications in August. 

Feinberg has rejected 58 among some 338 claims for death, while the remaining claims are...

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