BRADENTON, Fla. - There is no legal basis for the judge overseeing Jefferson County, Ala.’s bankruptcy case to reject the opinions of expert witness James White, argue opponents of the county’s plan to exit Chapter 9.

White, a former financial advisor to the county, was not bound by any confidentiality agreement or fiduciary duty, attorneys for Charles Wilson and two other ratepayers on the county’s sewer system said in an initial brief Friday.

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