The small-car ignition-switch recall began last year ultimately included 2.59 million vehicles. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) – The lawyer hired by General Motors Co. reported 100 deaths classified as having been caused by defective ignition switches on recalled small cars and aims to complete the process this summer.

There are 37 death and 589 injury claims still under review by Kenneth Feinberg, who was appointed by the Detroit-based carmaker to run a compensation fund for victims, according to the latest statistics released Monday. There have been 184 injury claims approved for compensation as of May 8, according to the update from the fund.

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