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Kenneth Feinberg, pictured here during a Senate hearing on July 17, 2014, is in charge of figuring out how to disperse funds to victims of GM's faulty ignition switches. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenneth Feinberg, pictured here during a Senate hearing on July 17, 2014, is in charge of figuring out how to disperse funds to victims of GM's faulty ignition switches. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday was the deadline for people to file claims for money from the fund to compensate victims of General Motors' faulty ignition switches.

GM was aware of the faulty switches for more than a decade but didn't recall them until 2014. Initially, GM said there were 13 fatalities connected to the problem, but Ken Feinberg, the man making the decisions on the compensation claims, found that the actual number of deaths was much higher.

Feinberg tells Here & Now's Robin Young that he received a flurry of last-minute filings and so far the claims have risen to 51 fatalities and about 70 physical injuries.

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  • Kenneth Feinberg, attorney and administrator for the General Motors ignition compensation fund.

This segment aired on February 2, 2015.

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