(Bloomberg) -- Stockton, Calif., the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, will restart negotiations with creditors while it develops a plan to adjust its debts and exit court protection by year’s end, a city lawyer told a judge.

Lawyers for the city and creditors told a federal judge Wednesday that they want to try to negotiate an end to the Chapter 9 case after a months-long fight over whether Stockton should be thrown out of bankruptcy.

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