DETROIT Lawyers want to know if Detroit's bankruptcy case will prevent residents from filing property tax appeals by a Wednesday deadline.
Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is being asked to intervene. He's stopped all litigation against Detroit, a typical step in a bankruptcy case. But lawyers wonder whether that means property owners can't file appeals against the city at the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Attorney Yuliy Osipov (YU'-lee OZ'-i-pov) says it's a delicate issue. He says violating an order that prohibits further legal action against Detroit could carry consequences. That's why he wants the judge to make a decision as soon as possible.
In a court filing Tuesday, Detroit doesn't object to the appeals. Osipov says he's representing a group that pursues appeals for owners who have hundreds of properties in Detroit.