CHICAGO — Detroit filed a flurry of court papers late Thursday in support of its historic Chapter 9 request, including an outline of creditor negotiations that contends the lack of representation and organization among creditors, including bondholders, made it impossible to reach settlements.

Among the filings is a listing of the city's top unsecured creditors and an 88-page declaration by Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr detailing the city's insolvency and its failed attempts to negotiate with creditors.

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