Briefs in Detroit bankruptcy filed at deadline

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A union representing Detroit workers has filed a brief claiming the city didn

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DETROIT (AP) A union representing Detroit workers has filed a brief claiming the city didn't negotiate in good faith with creditors ahead of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

AFSCME's brief was filed at the Wednesday deadline imposed by bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes.

It also asked Rhodes to allow appeals of any ruling he makes on Detroit's eligibility for bankruptcy to skip federal district court and go straight to federal appeals court.

Attorneys for retired city employees also filed a brief disputing the city's good-faith bargaining. The state Attorney General's office filed a brief in support of the city's claims.

A trial to determine if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy ended Friday.

State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr filed Detroit's bankruptcy petition in July. He says the city's debt is $18 billion.


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