GM to play bankruptcy card

|By:, SA News Editor

General Motors (GM) plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to protect it from legal liability for actions it took before its bankruptcy in 2009.

The automaker tipped off the strategy in a motion filed in a federal court in Texas. GM has been the target of 30 lawsuits related to the ignition switch recall issue.

The decision to play the bankruptcy card could bring sharp criticism to GM unless compensation packages to victims are viewed as adequate.