CHICAGO — A Wayne County Circuit Court judge Thursday ruled in favor of the Detroit City Council and blocked a new bond-issuing regional authority from taking over the city’s convention center.

The move derails a state-crafted plan five years in the making that would have allowed a new authority to issue up to $300 million in bonds to buy and renovate the aging Cobo Center, home of the North American International Auto Show and one of Detroit’s chief economic engines.

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