The largest insurers of Jefferson County, Ala.’s troubled $3.2 billion sewer debt along with the county’s trustee yesterday filed suit against the county and the County Commission seeking the appointment of a receiver for the sewer system.

Syncora Guarantee Inc., Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., and the trustee, the Bank of New York Mellon, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, saying that the county has refused to comply with its contractual and legal obligations to raise sewer rates and otherwise general sufficient revenues to satisfy its debt obligations.

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