SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for the city of Vallejo, Calif., said the National Federation of Municipal Analysts failed to back up “apocalyptical” predictions with any evidence in the city’s response to a brief the organization filed in its bankruptcy case.

The NFMA submitted an amicus curiae — or friend of the court — brief to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California supporting a request by the National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. for a state credit-enhancement program. The bond insurer asks that funds from a state-aid intercept program be diverted from the city to owners of its certificates of participation.

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