Emergency manager returns to bankruptcy trial

Detroit's emergency manager scheduled to resume testimony in trial to determine bankruptcy

Associated Press
Detroit manager defends actions before bankruptcy
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FILE - In this March 14, 2013 file photo, emergency manager Kevyn Orr listens to a question during a news conference in Detroit. Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he had chosen Orr as Detroit's emergency manager. Testifying on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, the fourth day of a trial to determine whether Detroit is eligible to fix its finances in bankruptcy court, Orr said he received a couple of counter-proposals from creditors, but none from unions or retirees before filing for bankruptcy protection in July. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager is scheduled to continue testifying in a trial to determine whether the city is eligible to fix its finances in bankruptcy court.

Kevyn Orr is expected to resume testimony on Tuesday. A day earlier he ceded the witness stand to Gov. Rick Snyder, who hired Orr and authorized him to file for bankruptcy in July.

Each was grilled for a few hours on Monday.

The trial began last Wednesday and could end this week, but a decision on Detroit's eligibility appears to be weeks away. The judge has set a Nov. 13 deadline for lawyers to file legal briefs on certain issues.

A key issue is whether the city held talks in good faith with creditors before the filing. Unions and pension funds say no.

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