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(WJBK) -  Another legal bump in the road for General Motors. Now, a lawsuit has been filed by more than 600 people.

They say they had GM cars recalled for faulty ignition switches and suffered injures, or are related to someone who died in a crash.  They filed the lawsuit because they say they are not covered in the victims compensation program. Their problems came apparently after the bankruptcy. the law suit was filed in New York.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court  names 29 people who were killed and 629 who were hurt.  All the crashes occurred after GM left bankruptcy protection in July 2009.

That makes them exempt from GM's efforts to shield itself from claims due to crashes that happened before the bankruptcy, attorney Robert Hilliard said.

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