“Speeding, cellphone texting, intoxication… irrelevant. We are not looking at the driver, or the circumstances of the driver’s negligence. We are looking at the automobile, and only the automobile,” are words attorney Kenneth Feinberg used to describe the eligibility outlines for compensation during yesterday’s senate hearing.
People who even sued GM and got a settlement over the matter previously and even signed a release that they wouldn’t sue again, are eligible for additional compensation from the protocol. As a reminder, the fund is uncapped.
The outline seems to reward driver negligence as much as it does compensate them for GM’s faulty ignition switches. Not our business, though. Additionally, Feinberg has noted that while GM is compensating him and his team, they are not incentivized by having to meet any sort of target quota.