News

Judge orders withdrawal of Detroit bankruptcy petition

Judge orders withdrawal of Detroit bankruptcy petition

A judge has ordered a Detroit petition for bankruptcy to be withdrawn. Photo: Associated Press

DETROIT (Reuters) – A Michigan judge on Friday ordered Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager to withdraw the federal bankruptcy petition he filed for the city on Thursday.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s order said the 2012 Michigan law that allowed Governor Rick Snyder to approve the city’s bankruptcy filing, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing ever in the United States, violated the Michigan Constitution.

The declaratory judgment came in lawsuits filed this month by Detroit pension funds, retirees and workers, which sought to prevent a bankruptcy filing that would ultimately impair retirement benefits in violation of constitutional protections for those benefits.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Boston Marathon 2014

The 118th running of the storied race from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday was run under the long and still-sharp shadow of the 117th, which turned tragic when two bombs exploded near the finish line

yesterday in Local

Berkshire Triple Murder Suspect On Trial

news-scales

One of three defendants in a grisly August 2011 Berkshire County triple-murder goes on trial today in Hampden County

yesterday in Local

DA Plans Drug Take Back Day Saturday

drug drop box

Nineteen communities in western Massachusetts will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

yesterday in National

Biden offers Kiev U.S. help, condemns corruption

biden

Vice President Joe Biden says Washington is ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned they must fight the "cancer" of corruption.

yesterday in National

Court orders U.S. to release memo on drones

drones

The U.S. Department of Justice will turn over information about the government's targeted killing of people linked to terrorism.