Chief Judge orders Christmas Eve mediation session in Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (WXYZ) - An order filed in the Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy case is ordering a continuation of mediation on Christmas Eve.

The order was filed by US District Court Chief Judge Gerald Rosen.

It comes one day after the judge in the case, Steven Rhodes, stopped a trial that could have led to Detroit being able to borrow money.

The order compels a number of parties in the case and their attorneys to court on both Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24. According to the order, those who attend the mediation sessions should have "full settlement authority."

It also says "Failure of any party to appear shall be grounds for the imposition of immediate sanctions, including entry of a default judgement."


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