Ala. County's Ch. 9 Judge Trims Receiver's Challenges

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 3:55 PM EST) -- An Alabama bankruptcy judge on Monday rejected two key arguments raised by opponents of Jefferson County's efforts to deal with more than $3 billion in sewer debt by curbing the powers of a court-appointed receiver over its sewer system.

In a one-page order, U.S. Judge Thomas B. Bennett struck down portions of motions to preserve the current arrangement — which the receiver himself and an indenture trustee for bondholders had filed — that were premised on the Rooker-Feldman doctrine and the Johnson Act of 1934....
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