Michigan appeals court considers Detroit finances timeline

Deadline is Friday at 4 p.m. for briefs to be filed

Published On: Mar 23 2012 12:57:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 23 2012 01:02:05 PM EDT
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DETROIT -

The Michigan Court of Appeals is considering a case that would influence how quickly the state may decide what to do about the city of Detroit's troubled finances.

The appeals court has set a deadline of Friday afternoon for certain briefs to be filed in the case.

The state is trying to overturn Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette's ruling that Michigan officials can't enter into a consent agreement with Detroit until he gives further orders.  Collette has ruled a state review team analyzing Detroit's finances must comply with the Open Meetings Act.

Collette set a March 29 hearing in the case. But Gov. Rick Snyder wants the review team to report to him by Monday with the recommendation of a consent agreement or an emergency manager for Detroit.