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Monday, 28 October 2013 06:19

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's governor is scheduled to testify in a trial to determine whether the city is eligible to fix its troubled finances in bankruptcy court.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is scheduled to take the stand Monday afternoon. Snyder hired emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who filed for bankruptcy in July.

Orr is expected earlier at the hearing to resume testimony he started on Friday.

The trial began Wednesday and could end this week, but a decision on Detroit's eligibility appears to be weeks away. The judge has set a Nov. 13 deadline for lawyers to file legal briefs on certain issues.

A key issue is whether the city held "good-faith" talks with creditors before the filing. Unions and pension funds say no.


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