Detroit Judge Will Embrace Complexity Of Historic Ch. 9

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT) -- When the Sixth Circuit’s chief judge selected U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes last week to oversee Detroit’s Chapter 9 case, she selected a jurist known for running a tight ship who will welcome the undoubtedly complex legal questions that will accompany this case, experts say.

Judge Rhodes, who was appointed to the bench in 1985, is known in the Michigan bankruptcy community for running an efficient, orderly courtroom and as a judge who often raises issues in the cases before him that the litigants haven’t...
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