Detroit Awaits Eligibility Ruling In Bankruptcy Case

(Detroit, MI) -- Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr believes the city will qualify for bankruptcy protection and has a goal of giving the city the opportunity to fire him in September. Orr's reference to solidifying the finances by the end of his contract came at a Wayne State University forum yesterday on Detroit's bankruptcy case. Attorney Doug Bernstein with Plunkett Cooney says the upcoming ruling by Judge Steven Rhodes will likely consider the emergency manager law and could be precedent setting nationally. The city claims 18-billion dollars in debts and Rhodes heard arguments from lawyers for the city and those groups objecting to bankruptcy during a nine-day trial.