Ignition-failure claims overwhelm General Motors


ASSOCIATED PRESS: In total, 4,180 claims were made before the company’s deadline to be considered for the compensation fund.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: In total, 4,180 claims were made before the company’s deadline to be considered for the compensation fund.

The last-minute flurry of activity is common in compensation cases, said Deputy Administrator Camille Biros, who has worked with Feinberg on funds for the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the BP oil spill. Although most of the claims were filed electronically, some will “trickle in” in the coming days because they were postmarked by the Jan. 31 deadline, she said.

“I can say that there will likely be more” death and injury claims granted, Biros said. “Until we sort through and review the newly submitted documents, we can’t make that estimation.”

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