The General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility recently extended its filing deadline by a month, to January 31, 2015. Another 141 claims have been submitted over the past week, taking the five-month total to 2,710 claims received.

So far, 112 of those claims have been approved for compensation, 45 for deaths, seven for severe injuries, and 60 for "other" injuries attributed to the ignition switch defect applicable to ten GM vehicles, the Chevrolet Cobalt being the poster child of the lot. GM has $400 million allotted to paying approved compensation claims, but that is merely an ante; the company will pay whatever the administrator decides is the proper amount in every case, so the final payout could be more or less than $400 million. There are 738 claims still being reviewed.

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