General Motors Co. will pay $120 million to state attorneysgeneral to settle allegations the automaker concealed an ignition-switchdefect.

The settlement, announced Thursday, comes three years after GMissued recalls for more than 9 million vehicles in the U.S. for adefect that could cause cars to suddenly lose electrical systems,including power steering and power brakes. In some situations, airbags failed to deploy in a collision.

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Celia Ampel

Celia Ampel covers South Florida litigation. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @CeliaAmpel.