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GM Agrees to $120 Million Settlement

Posted on 3/31/2020

Without a doubt, the public had forgotten about the problem with the faulty ignition switches with some GM vehicles that dates back to 2009.

Although at the time of the problem it was headline news, now it’s just another story hidden away. The article below is reprinted from Robert Burnson, Bloomberg.

General Motors Co. agreed to a $120 million settlement over faulty ignition switches that allegedly caused cars to stall and air bags to deploy, in some cases triggering fatal accidents.

The deal, which must be approved by a judge, would resolve hundreds of lawsuits filed before the automaker sought bankruptcy protection in 2009.

Under the settlement, which was filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, GM will contribute as much as $70 million to drivers and in some cases their survivors.

A trust formed in connection with its bankruptcy will contribute $50 million, according to the settlement. GM also agreed to pay as much as $34.5 million to the lawyers who represented drivers in the court case.