BRADENTON, Fla. – Federal Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett has agreed to hold an expedited hearing June 27 to consider Jefferson County, Ala.’s motion to delay pending litigation over issues related to its overleveraged sewer system.

The county has also filed a request with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal seeking to postpone oral arguments on July 24 on creditors’ appeals about the status of a receiver in Chapter 9 bankruptcy, and the county’s challenge of Bennett’s ruling protecting sewer system revenues for the payment of debt.

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