General Motors May Face Some Ignition-Switch Punitive Claims

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  • Bankruptcy judge says 2009 sale was `ambiguous' as to damages
  • Suits would have to show GM `inherited' knowledge of fault

General Motors Co. may face limited claims for punitive damages over injuries and deaths if plaintiffs can prove the carmaker’s employees “inherited” information from its bankrupt predecessor that shows they knew about a faulty ignition switch.

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