A May 9 hearing has been scheduled in Birmingham, Ala., federal court so a judge can consider a motion by Bank of New York Mellon seeking documents and a detailed review of bankrupt Jefferson County's sewer system finances, studies, assets, and future plans.

BNY Mellon, trustee for $3.1 billion of defaulted sewer warrants, has also requested numerous documents, including those related to "poor planning, gross incompetence, waste, graft, corruption, or fraud in connection with the construction, repair or rehabilitation" of the sewer system since 1997.

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