Traverse City Record-Eagle


Detroit Bankruptcy

FILE - In a July 19, 2013, file photo state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, right, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, address the media during a news conference in Detroit. A judge told a courtroom packed with lawyers Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, that deals between Detroit and its creditors would be better than years of "horrendous" litigation in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. Eastern Michigan's chief federal judge, Gerald Rosen, opened the first formal round of mediation by giving a pep talk and introducing other experts who will work with the city and its creditors to try to reach settlements while the bankruptcy case moves separately through court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)