A federal judge in Birmingham last week extended the deadline for when final briefs are due in the suit brought by bond insurers and a bank trustee representing bondholders against Jefferson County seeking the appointment of a receiver for the county's troubled sewer system.

Judge David Proctor ordered reply briefs be filed by April 15. The documents are in response to a hearing held March 26 on an emergency motion for the receivership sought by Syncora Guarantee Inc., Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., and Bank of New York Mellon.

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