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Victims of GM ignition issue at 80 (access required)

(AP) At least 36 people have died and 44 have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says ...

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GM ordered switches nearly 2 months before recall


Emails released in a court case show that General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches nearly two months before telling the government that its small cars should be recalled because the switches were defective.

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GM issues third recall on SUVs

General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

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Cost of recalls slices $1.5B from GM profits

Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

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GM: No settlement talks until judge rules

General Motors Co., moving to expand its immunity from lawsuits over accidents and fallen prices after recalling almost 29 million cars in North America, said it sees no need to try to settle customers’ claims until a judge decides whether it is legally responsible for faults in its predecessor’s cars.

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