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Melinda Dickinson

Alabama lawmakers weigh strict 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban

Mar 04 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is heard, which will almost guarantee a legal challenge from opponents.

Alabama county emerges from second-largest municipal bankruptcy

Dec 03 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Alabama's Jefferson County on Tuesday closed on a $1.78 billion sewer bond deal and brought an end to what had been the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy before Detroit filed for court protection from creditors in July.

Alabama county emerges from second-largest municipal bankruptcy

Dec 03 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec 3 Alabama's Jefferson County on Tuesday closed on a $1.78 billion sewer bond deal and brought an end to what had been the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy before Detroit filed for court protection from creditors in July.

Bankrupt Alabama county gets $300 million more

Oct 31 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County on Thursday approved a reworked settlement plan for its landmark $4.2 billion municipal bankruptcy that increases already stiff losses for Wall Street creditors by $300 million.

Bankrupt Alabama county threatens to end workout plan

Oct 17 2013

Alabama's Jefferson County on Thursday threatened to cancel a plan for exiting its $4.2 billion bankruptcy unless Wall Street creditors agree to more concessions, possibly delaying the resolution of America's second-largest municipal bankruptcy filing.

Creditors back Alabama county's bankruptcy plan

Oct 08 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Creditors in the $4.2 billion municipal bankruptcy case involving Alabama's Jefferson County have "overwhelmingly approved" the county's plan of adjustment, Jefferson County Commission President David Carrington said on Tuesday.

Judge OKs vote on Alabama county's bankruptcy plan

Aug 06 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama A U.S. judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Wall Street banks and others owed $4.2 billion by Alabama's Jefferson County to vote on a plan to end the second-largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy.

Bankrupt Alabama county picks Citigroup to run $1.9 billion bond deal

Jul 15 2013

BIRMINGHAM Lawmakers in Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County on Monday chose Citigroup Global Markets as senior underwriter for a planned $1.9 billion bond refinancing in late 2013 that is central to ending America's biggest municipal bankruptcy case.

Bankrupt Alabama county makes another deal ahead of final plan

Jun 27 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Alabama's Jefferson County on Thursday approved another negotiated settlement covering $138 million of creditors' claims as the local government put finishing touches on a plan to wind up America's biggest municipal bankruptcy.

Bankrupt Alabama county makes another deal ahead of final plan

Jun 27 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 27 Alabama's Jefferson County on Thursday approved another negotiated settlement covering $138 million of creditors' claims as the local government put finishing touches on a plan to wind up America's biggest municipal bankruptcy.

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