Detroit Bankruptcy Update

Feb 20, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The office Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says the blueprint for the city's restructuring through and after bankruptcy is expected to be filed Friday in federal court.       Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes had set a March 1 deadline for the long-awaited plan of adjustment. The plan will spell out how individual creditors will be treated as Orr reduces the city's $18 billion debt.       Spokesman Bill Nowling says Orr's office plans to file the plan with the court Friday.

State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr (right) and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, at a news conference in Detroit.
State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr (right) and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, at a news conference in Detroit.
Credit Carlos Osorio / AP

A draft given last month to creditors showed retirees  and pensioners getting $4.3 billion in payments and bondholders about $1.1 billion over the next 40 years, leaving the city with a nearly $336 million surplus.  Orr had hoped to have the plan ready before January but was delayed by ongoing negotiations.