5 Things GM Needs To Do Right Now

By Maria Chutchian (April 9, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT) -- As litigation mounts in response to General Motors' deadly ignition-switch defect, the automaker needs to weigh its options on how to address a potential return to bankruptcy, how to work with its insurance carriers and how to quell its public relations fiasco, experts say.

Although GM's 2009 bankruptcy could shield it from claims stemming from its recall of 2.5 million vehicles and the 13 deaths that occurred as a result of the defect, the company still has to determine how it will navigate itself out of the woods with angry customers, victims, the general public and possibly federal regulators. It has...

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