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Detroit on edge as judge prepares to consider bankruptcy plan
Detroit on edge as judge prepares to consider bankruptcy plan

It's crunch time for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. On Tuesday, Detroit enters what could be the final leg in its lengthy and strained journey through bankruptcy. At the end of the hearings, which are expected to last about six weeks, Judge Steven Rhodes will decide whether to approve the city's plan to emerge from bankruptcy or nix it. "Tensions are obviously running high up there because there's a lot at stake, and the legal issues touch on broad policy issues that people feel strongly about," said Patrick Darby, who was the lead counsel to Jefferson County, Ala., when it went through Chapter 9. Detroit filed for Chapter 9 in July 2013,...

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