DETROIT Dec 9 The U.S. judge overseeing
Detroit's bankruptcy on Monday set a hearing for Dec. 16 to
consider whether to allow appeals of his ruling that declared
Detroit eligible for bankruptcy protection to proceed straight
to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will hold a hearing at
10 a.m EST (1500 GMT) to consider requests from city unions,
retirees and pension funds to bypass the U.S. District Court and
go to the appeals court.
Rhodes last week ruled that Detroit met the federal
requirements for bankruptcy protection primarily because it was
insolvent and negotiations with its creditors were not