BRADENTON, Fla. — The Bank of New York Mellon on Friday filed a complaint for declaratory judgment alleging that Jefferson County, Ala., has misused sewer system revenues that otherwise would go to pay debt service.

The bank, trustee for the county’s $3.14 billion of defaulted sewer warrants, filed a lawsuit known as an adversary proceeding within the Chapter 9 case pending before federal bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett.

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