Bankruptcy Cheat Sheet: What You Missed Last Week On Next Chapter Detroit

Friday, March 14, 2014

You can't read every story about Detroit's bankruptcy on Next Chapter Detroit, so we break out the highlights for you. Check it out.

On Thursday:

The Michigan Citizen, one of Detroit’s African-American newspapers, has often had a lonely voice in its sustained criticism of the state’s emergency manager law and Kevyn Orr’s actions authorized by it. In the paper’s most provocative coverage of Orr’s first 12 months, the weekly publication reports on its staff sit-down interview with Orr, who visited the Citizen’s offices last week. ...and there is video.

Also on Thursday:

What’s on Carole Neville’s mind about Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment? Plenty, says the attorney who is representing the official retirees’ committee in Detroit’s bankruptcy case. She’s heard the city’s side in court, in the media and in other discussions, and she’s got her own points to make publicly on behalf of the retirees. She and Ryan Plecha, another lawyer for retirees, were guests on The Craig Fahle Show.

On Tuesday:

The West Michigan city is without an emergency manager for the first time in four years after Tony Saunders, the latest man to hold that position, informed Gov. Rick Snyder the city could transition back to local control. Hear what Saunders told WDET’s Laura Webber Davis and Travis Wright in a segment on The Craig Fahle Show.

Last Friday:

After hearing from attorneys objecting to the first scheduled Detroit bankruptcy case timeline as being too compressed, Judge Steven Rhodes extended the deadlines for filings and objections in the case. The hearing for the city’s Plan of Adjustment is to start July 16 with additional dates available into August.

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