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GM Ignition-Switch Death Toll Rises to 77 People

August 31, 2017

Source: Wall Street Journal, by Jeff Bennett

The number of eligible deaths linked to the General Motors Co. faulty ignition switch stood at 77 Monday as the number of claims under review continues to fall.

The auto maker's compensation fund, operated by Washington, D.C., attorney Ken Feinberg and Camille Biros, confirmed the number of eligible death claims climbed by three people. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed injury claims rose to 141 people from 126.

Mr. Feinberg is moving aggressively to clear claims as GM looks to put last year's recall of 2.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches behind it. Participation in the fund, which stopped accepting claims in January, is voluntary, although those who take payouts waive their rights to sure the company.

Attorney Robert Hilliard, Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales, LLP

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