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Feinberg: 51 deaths eligible for GM compensation

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The compensation fund for victims of General Motors' faulty ignition switch has determined that 51 of the claims for deceased people and about 70 for injuries are eligible for compensation, administrator Kenneth Feinberg told CNBC on Monday.

GM eligible death claims will rise: Feinberg

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Six weeks after it began accepting applications for claims related to accidents involving faulty General Motors vehicles, the victim compensation fund has made this determination: There are 19 eligible claims for a person who died in a defective GM vehicle-and that number is likely to go higher.

GM planning 200-mile battery car

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A vehicle delivering 200 mile range would come close to the range of the Tesla Model S, which is offered with a choice of several battery packs, including an extended-range version that can reach as much as 265 miles on a charge, according to the EPA.

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Feinberg: 51 deaths eligible for GM compensation

The compensation fund for victims of General Motors' faulty ignition switch has determined that 51 of the claims for deceased people and about 70 for injuries are eligible for compensation, administrator Kenneth Feinberg told CNBC on Monday.