A crucial decision on whether Detroit is eligible to be in bankruptcy court isn't likely before mid-November.
Judge Steven Rhodes has set a Nov. 13 deadline for lawyers to file briefs on some key issues from a trial that began Wednesday. That means an immediate decision when the trial ends, possibly next week, is unlikely.
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Detroit is trying to show it's broke but also held good-faith negotiations with some creditors before filing for bankruptcy in July. Those are important requirements for the city to be declared eligible to reorganize in bankruptcy court.
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Unions and pensions fund say Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr and his team wanted bankruptcy, not negotiations.
--Kevyn Orr and Gov. Rick Snyder