GM's Barra to Congress: We called in Ken Feinberg

General Motors HQ Detroit

General Motors has hired disaster response expert Kenneth Feinberg to help with the recall response. Feinberg is trained as an attorney and previously assisted with compensation issues related to 9/11 and the Boston Marathon.

GM feeling pressure to pay recall victims

General Motors HQ Detroit

As General Motors CEO Mary Barra prepares to appear at two congressional hearings this week, there is one question on the minds of congressional leaders, investors and especially victims of the ignition switch recall: Will GM pay for claims of incidents that happened before the automaker declared bankruptcy in 2009?