In the midst of dealing with an ignition-switch defect that's been linked to at least 13 deaths and a recall of 2.6 million vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra told lawmakers that the company is considering paying damages to victims and their families. Now, GM is turning to attorney Ken Feinberg for help with just that. Feinberg is known for handling millions of dollars in compensation for victims of large-scale cases like September 11th, the BP oil spill and Boston Marathon bombing.

Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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