Contact Us

Detroit EM Says Bankruptcy Filing Unavoidable

Detroit Bus Drivers Hold Work Stoppage, Protest Working Conditions
Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s state-appointed emergency manager says that a month before the city filed for bankruptcy he thought it could be avoided but only with concessions from creditors that never came.

Kevyn Orr testified Monday, the fourth day of a hearing. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who hired Orr in March, is also scheduled to testify.

Orr filed for bankruptcy in July — making Detroit the largest municipality to do so. Orr started his testimony last week saying that filing for bankruptcy wasn’t a condition of his employment.

Detroit must show it is broke and that it tried in good faith to negotiate with creditors. Unions and pension funds claim the city didn’t hold genuine talks and therefore the case should be dismissed.

Orr says Detroit is saddled with $18 billion in debt.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of News Talk 940

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VOA VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VOA VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.