Detroit Retiree Health Care Deal Reached

Source: Robert Snell / The Detroit News

Detroit — The city’s bankruptcy mediators announced a proposed deal between the city and retiree groups to resolve a fight over steep cuts to retiree health care.

The mediators, in a statement released Friday, said the settlement-in-principle reached late Thursday is expected to resolve a bankruptcy lawsuit concerning health insurance and other post-employment benefits for Detroit’s retirees.

Following completion and signing of a mediation agreement, the parties will submit a stipulation to the bankruptcy court dismissing the lawsuit, the statement says.

The bankruptcy court has agreed to adjourn a hearing that had been scheduled Monday, pending submission of the stipulation of dismissal.

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