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A judge has ordered a Detroit petition for bankruptcy to be withdrawn.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

in Local

After violence last year, new city to host Pumpkin Festival.

WordPress-FeatureImage-04-25-15

Laconia will host the 2015 Pumpkin Festival after City officials in Keene declined to issue a permit following violence near last year's event.

in National, World

Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

quake

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP337694203991_19

A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

in National

Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

harley

The problem was found through customer complaints.

in Local

After violence, new pumpkin fest location to be announced.

WordPress-FeatureImage-10-18

Let It Shine will announce Friday afternoon the new home of the Pumpkin Festival after a violent riot broke out blocks away from last year's event.