LOS ANGELES — San Bernardino filed papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Riverside, California, seeking summary judgment that would allow it to file for protection over the objections of the state's pension fund and a city employee union.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury scheduled a hearing on summary judgment for Aug 28 during a June 4 hearing saying she wanted "to light a fire" under creditors, who she deemed were slowing the process. The city, which is seeking protection under Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, filed its arguments for summary judgment on Friday.

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