Harrisburg Mayor Looks To Pay Prepetition Claims

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The mayor of Harrisburg, Pa., who has argued that it was illegal for the city council to drag the state capital into a Chapter 9 proceeding, asked a bankruptcy court Thursday to allow the city to pay its employees and other bills.

Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 11 at the behest of its city council in hopes of thwarting a looming state takeover. Days later, Harrisburg Mayor Linda D. Thompson accused the city council of playing politics with the bankruptcy proceedings and grossly overstepping its...
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