SACRAMENTO - Unions representing public employees in Vallejo, Calif., asked a judge to dismiss the city's Chapter 9 bankruptcy case Friday, arguing that Vallejo can afford to pay its bills.

"Vallejo is not eligible to file for, and remain in, bankruptcy and did not file its bankruptcy petition in good faith," wrote union attorney Dean M. Gloster of Farella Braun+Martel LLP in San Francisco in a filing. "The petition should therefore be dismissed."

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