GM ignition-switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

|By:, SA News Editor

The program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths and more than 200 other claims, according to the office of the lawyer overseeing the program.

The number of death claims submitted already far exceeds the 13 deaths GM has officially attributed to the switch, which prompted the recall of 2.6M vehicles earlier this year.

The program began accepting claims on Aug. 1 and will remain open until Dec. 31; Ken Feinberg, the lawyer overseeing the program, has said he expects the highest volume of claims within the first few months of the program as well as its last.