WASHINGTON, Sept 2 The key hearing in Detroit's
historic municipal bankruptcy case began on Tuesday in a federal
courtroom, where teams of attorneys were set to argue for and
against the city's plan to adjust $18 billion of debt.
The confirmation hearing, which is scheduled to stretch
through Oct. 17, will determine if the plan is fair and
In a pretrial conference earlier on Tuesday, Gregory M.
Shumaker, a Jones Day attorney representing Detroit, told Judge
Steven Rhodes the city may not finish laying out its case until
the last week of September or the first week in October.
(Reporting by Karen Pierog; Editing by Diane Craft)