Residents of Detroit Go to Court for Pensions

September 19, 2013 – In The News
The New York Times

Michael Sweet was quoted in The New York Times article "Residents of Detroit Go to Court for Pensions." While the full text can be found in the September 19, 2013, issue of The New York Times, a synopsis is noted below.

Detroit residents protested the city’s bankruptcy filing on Thursday, in an emotional hearing that saw them plead with a federal judge to protect employee pensions and essential services from cuts they said would be devastating.

While bankruptcy attorneys said allowing residents and retirees to testify was a prudent and compassionate move by the judge, they don’t believe it is one that will likely affect the city’s eligibility.

“An individual objector that doesn’t have a lot of resources was probably not going to make an adequate case with sufficient evidence to overcome the city’s arguments on those issues,” said Michael Sweet.