Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Detroit's Consent Agreement

Judge William Collette, Chief Judge of the Ingham County Court, dismissed the lawsuit moments ago brought by Detroit's Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon that challenged the legality of the consent agreement between the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.

This, by the way, was predicted by almost every person with a law degree, except for Ms. Crittendon and her staff. The one interesting point is that Judge Collette decided to only rule on Ms. Crittendon's authority to bring this lawsuit and not on the underlying points in her complaint.

Update @ 12:12 p.m.
Gary Brown, President Pro Tem of the Detroit City Council, released a statement regarding this dismissal on his Facebook page.

Now that the litigation with the State brought by Corporation Counsel is dismissed, it's time to move forward. We will appoint our representatives to the Financial Advisory Board tomorrow and approve the duel appointment by Governor Snyder and Mayor Bing. Then, we must have a razor-sharp urgent focus in partnership with the Bing Administration and the State to implement restructuring and focus on our core municipal services.

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