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Yet Another Lawsuit Filed Against General Motors

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A new lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court this week, against General Motors, on behalf of more than 650 people that have been allegedly injured or killed in accidents that involved vehicles recalled this year for faulty ignition switches.

The suit names a total of 658 plaintiffs, including 29 families that are bringing a claim on the behalf of someone that has died.

At least 14 million vehicles have been recalled by GM since the beginning of the year for potentially defective ignition switches. The automaker has set up a program to compensate victims of crashes involving 2.6 of those cars, mostly Cobalt models and other small cars connected to 56 crashes and 13 deaths.

The latest suit involves claims that would not be eligible for the program and includes accidents involving vehicles not among the 2.6 million initially recalled for switch issues and accidents that were caused when airbags failed to deploy.

GM declined to comment. You can read more about the GM lawsuit here. You can also read about theĀ GM lawsuits filed in June.