U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes also decided an automatic stay triggered by Detroit’s Chapter 9 filing extends to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the restructuring team.
The decision would come after city lawyers — during a hearing that lasted almost two hours over the biggest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history — argued Wednesday morning that Detroit would be “irreparably harmed” if retirees are able to block its Chapter 9 filing.
Rhodes ordered recess shortly before noon and resumed the hearing shortly after at 2 p.m.
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