CHICAGO — The emergency manager of Pontiac, Mich., said his plan to raise new money for the cash-strapped Detroit suburb relies on a court-ordered property tax increase.

Michael Stampfler said he has already skipped a June 30 payment to a voluntary employees beneficiary association, or VEBA, and plans to skip a September tax refund payment due to General Motors Corp. following the company's tax appeal. He expects the missed payments to spark lawsuits, and that a judge will then order property tax increases to cover the payments.

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