GM settlement proposal not sitting well with one Philly attorney

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A plan by General Motors to compensate those who had ignition rotation problems led to accidents fall short, according to one Philadelphia lawyer.

Attorney Nancy Winkler whose firm is working on several cases involving the faulty ignition switches said she doesn’t feel good about the General Motors proposal, which sets certain standards and payouts for those involved in accidents.

“I’m not very satisfied with the numbers, but I think more than the numbers themselves, the part I take issue with is the scope of the plan and the proof that is necessary,” she said Monday.

Winkler, who said proving the ignition caused an accident can be difficult, said there is an option, which is taking the case to court and not accepting the settlement.

“I think what we are going to see is that the problem is more pervasive than the plan allows for at this point and time,” she said.

Winkler says after a preliminary review of the settlement proposal, at least one of her clients is headed to court.

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