General Motors (GM) released today the results of a three-month investigation into the 2.6 million cars it manufactured with defective ignition switches that reportedly led to the deaths of at least 11 people across the country. Anton Valukas, former U.S. State’s Attorney in Chicago and now chairman of Jenner & Block in Chicago, was hired by GM to head the investigation. The question has come up as to the knowledge of GM employees of the defective switches and why the information wasn’t made public sooner. Last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined GM the maximum amount allowed under the law, $35 million, for the automaker’s not disclosing the defect in a timely manner. Mary Berra, GM’s chief executive who spoke to the press today, will face a round of congressional hearings in the next few weeks on these issues as well. She called the Valukas report “deeply troubling” at this morning’s press conference. WMAQ Channel 5 investigative reporter Phil Rogers reported on the matter today (June 5, 2014) and interviewed Clifford Law Offices partner Shannon McNulty, who filed a lawsuit against GM on behalf of several people in the Chicago area who purchased the faulty cars. One of the issues discussed at the morning press conference and in the press is what these car owners are to do with their devalued cars. To see the story that aired on Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in Chicago, Click Here.