BRADENTON, Fla. - The Bank of New York Mellon on Monday filed a civil suit in Alabama state court seeking a receiver for Jefferson County's sewer system as well as a court order requiring county commissioners to raise sewer rates and impose additional charges and fees to pay bondholders.

BNY-Mellon filed the 36-page complaint on its own as trustee for owners of the $3.2 billion of troubled auction- and variable-rate sewer warrants that are outstanding.

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