CHICAGO — Days ahead of a key hearing on Detroit's proposed interest-rate swap settlement and debtor-in-possession financing, a bond insurer challenging the proposals has asked the court to delay it.

Syncora Guarantee Inc. filed a court brief Wednesday asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes to postpone the hearing to give the insurer more time for discovery. Rhodes said he would consider the request at a hearing Friday, Dec. 13.

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