Judge says Detroit pensioners must wait

10:38 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Judge says Detroit pensioners must wait

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But Judge Steven Rhodes says the arguments of unions and retired city workers are important and should be heard as the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy moves forward.
Detroit - A federal judge on Monday delayed hearing objections to Detroit's bankruptcy case based on arguments the city wants to slash vested pension benefits in violation of the state constitution. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said those challenges could be raised after he decides whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy relief, perhaps once the city files a plan to adjust Detroit's $18.5 billion debt.