Discovery Battles Threaten To Derail Detroit's Ch. 9

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Now that a bankruptcy judge has set discovery guidelines for Detroit's quest for eligibility under Chapter 9, the city is going to have to scramble to avoid a prolonged fight over financial figures and the extent of its prepetition negotiations with creditors, experts say.

Though Detroit's eligibility appears obvious considering its estimated $18 billion debt, retirees and other creditors are doing all they can to keep U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes from allowing the bankruptcy proceeding to go forward. As a result, Detroit's attorneys and...
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