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Heard About Detroit? The First Word on Treatment of Public Employee Pension Benefits in Chapter 9 (And Absolutely Not the Last)
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

by Ben Feder The recent ruling by Judge Stephen Rhodes finding the City of Detroit eligible for protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code has rightly received considerable attention. The determination that Detroit has met the standards... Read More

The Shadow of Detroit: Pension Gaps Threaten Cities and States
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by State Net

by Lou Cannon Detroit's bankruptcy made a brief splash last month before being driven from the headlines by terrorist warnings, congressional intransigence and the sexual shenanigans of a New York City mayoralty candidate and the San Diego mayor... Read More

Detroit Bankruptcy Ruling Imperils Pensions
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by State Net

by Korey Clark This month the federal bankruptcy court judge presiding over Detroit's bankruptcy case, ruled that the city's public pensions were not untouchable, even though they are expressly protected under Michigan's Constitution. "Pension... Read More