Bloomberg Law Brief: GM Facing Punitive Damages (Audio)

Howard Erichson, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, discusses how General Motors Co. (GM)’s lawyers have warned the automaker it might face punitive damages over ignition switch defects if its customers go to trial, creating an urgent need to settle lawsuits. GM, which has said it wants to help accident victims, is dealing with new and revived suits over injuries and deaths as a result of its recall of 2.59 million cars. Erichson speaks with Bloomberg Law hosts June Grasso and Mark Mills on Bloomberg Radio’s "Morning Bloomberg Law Brief." Bloomberg’s Karen Moskow and Jon Bascom report the day’s top legal stories.

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