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Detroit Bankruptcy Eligibility Trial Begins, Art Collection Could Hang in the Balance

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 23, 2013 at 5:22 AM

Trial begins today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit over whether the city of Detroit is even eligible for the Chapter 9 bankrupcty protection it sought earlier this year. The major point of contention is whether Detroit may, under the Michigan constitution, seek bankrupcty in a way that would reduce pension payments (as it would reduce payment to all its creditors).

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Topics: American Alliance of Museums, Ford Bell, Detroit, Bankruptcy, Detroit In, Kevyn Orr, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Bankruptcy

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