Detroit has asked a federal judge to set the city's initial bankruptcy hearing for Tuesday, when...

|By:, SA News Editor

Detroit has asked a federal judge to set the city's initial bankruptcy hearing for Tuesday, when it plans to seek protection from creditor lawsuits. The request came after a state court ordered Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to drop Detroit's Chapter 9 filing, arguing that it breaches the state's constitution. However, bankruptcy lawyer Kenneth Klee believes that a state judge can't force Detroit to withdraw the petition even if Snyder wants to, only a federal judge can.