CHICAGO - A judge has denied Detroit corporation counsel Krystal Crittendon's motion to reconsider an earlier dismissal of her challenge to the city's consent decree with Michigan, clearing one hurdle from Detroit's plan for a badly needed bond transaction.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge William Collette's decision comes three weeks after he originally dismissed the lawsuit, saying the city's top attorney lacked authority to bring the challenge without the consent of the mayor or City Council.

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