Vera Proctor, center, a retiree from the Detroit Police Department, listens to a news conference of union leaders in Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy filing means that thousands of retirees could face changes to their expected payouts, despite being guaranteed in a state constitution. Will the bankruptcy filing open new legal questions about what cash strapped cities and municipalities can do when pension benefits grow far larger than what they can afford?
Vera Proctor, center, a retiree from the Detroit Police Department, listens to a news conference of union leaders in Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy filing means that thousands of retirees could face changes to their expected payouts, despite being guaranteed in a state constitution. Will the bankruptcy filing open new legal questions about what cash strapped cities and municipalities can do when pension benefits grow far larger than what they can afford?
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published Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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