According to Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer and administrator contracted by General Motors to handle its ignition switch liability claims, the automaker's efforts to minimize the potential for lawsuits is working.
Ignition Switch Compensation Fund
The General Motors ignition switch compensation fund has the macabre task of determining whether to pay settlements to those hurt by the automaker's faulty parts. The group, led by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, has been accepting claims since August 1, and the latest statistics have brought to light quite a grisly figure. It has now offered 100 people remuneration for injuries or deaths due to the bad switches.