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General Motors will pay $120 million fine over faulty ignition switches

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 28, 2020
General Motors has agreed to a $120 million settlement over faulty ignition switches that allegedly caused cars to stall and air bags to deploy, in some cases triggering fatal accidents.
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The deal, which must be approved by a judge, would resolve hundreds of lawsuits filed before the automaker sought bankruptcy protection in 2009.

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Under the settlement, which was filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, GM will contribute as much as $70 million to drivers and in some cases their survivors.

A trust formed in connection with its bankruptcy will contribute $50 million, according to the settlement. GM also agreed to pay as much as $34.5 million to the lawyers who represented drivers in the court case.