GM agrees to $900 million criminal settlement over ignition-switch defect

September 17, 2015 2:11 PM

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People who opted to sue GM instead of taking a previous settlement offer may get compensated as part of the settlement announced Thursday by Texas attorney Bob Hilliard.

General Motors agreed to pay $900 million and accept two criminal charges to resolve a Justice Department investigation into its handling of a deadly ignition-switch blamed for more than 120 deaths.

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