General Motors is still drudging through the summer of the ignition-switch recall. Last time we checked in on this matter, the number sat at 111. Now, the official compensation website for victims of the ignition switch has updated the number to 121, according to the office of Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the compensation fund privately on behalf of GM.
The number is a staunch departure from the 13 deaths General Motors originally estimated, and more cases remain for review throughout the summer.
GM has been said to have set aside $550 million in compensation funds for the matter, with each party receiving at least $1 million should Feinberg find their claim eligible.
In the meantime, GM still awaits news from the federal government on criminal charges for the tardy recall of affected vehicles with faulty ignition-switches. Should the Department of Justice press charges, it could mean a guilty plea from General Motors, and an estimated fine of $1.2 billion.