Judge freezes lawsuits in Detroit bankruptcy case

3:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge freezes lawsuits in Detroit bankruptcy case

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Rhoades says the ruling speeds along the case and saves taxpayer money.
Detroit- A bankruptcy judge has overruled objections to the city's bankruptcy filing, freezing several lawsuits filed against Detroit and will allow the bankruptcy case to proceed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes also decided Wednesday that an automatic stay triggered by Detroit's Chapter 9 filing extends to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov.