Gov. Snyder to be Deposed in Bankruptcy Case This Morning

October 9, 2013 – In The News
Detroit Free Press

Michael Sweet was quoted in the Detroit Free Press article "Gov. Snyder to be Deposed in Bankruptcy Case This Morning." While the full text can be found in the October 9, 2013, issue of Detroit Free Press, a synopsis is noted below.

Governor Rick Snyder is set to be questioned under oath this morning in the Detroit bankruptcy case in what attorneys are saying is likely a historical first.

Attorneys say they know of no other case in which a state governor has testified in a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, but the state’s role in the lead-up to the bankruptcy set up under Michigan law, including the appointment of emergency manager Kevyn Orr, is unique.

Michael Sweet said union and retiree attorneys will argue “this was all pre-planned,” and “there really wasn’t good faith negotiations” with creditors, as required by law before a Chapter 9 filing.