GM Begins Talks to Settle Ignition Switch Lawsuits

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Vehicles Affected

Chevrolet

Cobalt
2005-2010

HHR
2006-2011

Pontiac

G5
2007-2010

Solstice
2006-2010

Saturn

Ion
2003-2007

Sky
2007-2010

DETROIT (AP) -- The mediator hired by General Motors to settle claims from a deadly ignition switch problem has started talks about compensating victims' families.

Kenneth Feinberg confirms in an interview with The Associated Press that he met Friday with Corpus Christi, Texas, lawyer Robert Hilliard. Hilliard says he represents families of 53 people who died in crashes of defective GM vehicles, and another 273 who were injured.

Feinberg says he is evaluating GM's options regarding compensation. He says he listened to Hilliard explain the "quality and quantity" of his cases. But Feinberg would not comment on what else was discussed.

Hilliard said no dollar figures were mentioned. He believes Feinberg wants to reach fair settlements. But Hilliard said he wants his clients to be fully compensated and won't settle at a discount.


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