As General Motors reportedly settled the first case that brought the world’s attention to the problem of its car ignition switches, yet another case reportedly has been filed that is linked to this problem. GM Ignition Switch Linked to Another Death, Jessica Taylor was driving home for Labor Day when her car left the road and flipped several times. Evidence surfaced last year that her car to the GM ignition switch failure that has already claimed 13 lives.
In the meantime, it has been reported that GM settled the case of a 29-year-old Georgia pediatric nurse who was killed due to the faulty ignition switches. Terms of the settlement were not revealed. Kenneth Feinberg has been hired by GM to settle hundreds of cases that have been filed linked to this issue, according to ABC News.
The ABC story reveals that GM has set aside $400 million in potential payouts to these victims and may have to pay as much as $600 million.