GM settlement makes some uneasy


NEW YORK TIMES: Federal prosecutors and the auto manufacturer reached a settlement in the case that was the cause of 124 deaths.

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NEW YORK TIMES: Federal prosecutors and the auto manufacturer reached a settlement in the case that was the cause of 124 deaths.

In a settlement with prosecutors, no individual employees were charged, and the Justice Department agreed to defer prosecution of the company for three years. If GM adheres to the agreement, which includes independent monitoring of its safety practices, the company can have its record wiped clean.

And even though General Motors will pay a $900 million penalty, it was 25 percent less than the record $1.2 billion Toyota agreed to pay last year.

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