A judge will announce December 3, 2013 whether Detroit is eligible to fix its finances through bankruptcy. This is considered the most important decision since the largest public filing in U.S. history last summer. Judge Steven Rhodes issued a brief order on Monday saying that he will rule from the bench on December 3rd and issue a written opinion later. Rhodes presided over a nine-day trial that ended November 8.
Unions and pensions funds claim Detroit is not eligible to file for bankruptcy because it failed to hold good-faith negotiations prior to the filing in July. The city claims that it did enough. A bankruptcy decision will mean the case would turn to how Detroit can fix $18 billion in debt.
The city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has warned of chaos if Detroit is not permitted to file bankruptcy. Creditors who were owed money at the time of filing could sue for payment and the long-term debt will continue to accumulate.
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