More litigation coming over state takeover of Detroit and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr

DETROIT (WXYZ) - More litigation is coming over the Emergency Manager running Michigan's largest city - just as a dispute is pending over whether the Detroit City Council has any authority to meet and conduct business.

This is all about a new law being put to the test.

The Detroit City Council went ahead with its full session at 10 this morning.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday afternoon, is based on the new emergency manager law that went into effect just last Thursday.

At issue is - does the Emergency Manager, Kevyn Orr, have to issue a written order outlining council's role under the state takeover?

The new lawsuit says he must and that it is outlined in public act 436 that new law.

The lawsuit was filed by labor activist Robert Davis. This is his third lawsuit.
Two are pending in Lansing. The Emergency Manager, Governor and State Treasurer were set for depositions this morning.

That did not happen. So Davis is going back to court his afternoon.

We are told no orders are expected from the Detroit EM. But staff cuts could come.

In the meantime, all of the orders signed by Kevyn Orr are being put online. You can check them out here:  http://www.detroitmi.gov/DepartmentsandAgencies/EmergencyManager/Orders.aspx
 

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