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Is California the next Detroit?

Editor’s Note: CalWatchdog.com has been following Detroit’s economic situation for several years, and in light of its recent filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, we are re-releasing a series of articles detailing the city’s challenges. This piece was originally posted on CalWatchdog,

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Bankruptcy judge rejects CalPERS’ claim to protected status

April 3, 2013 By Chris Reed As John Seiler pointed out here Tuesday, Monday’s court ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein isn’t seen as definitive. Yes, the city of Stockton can proceed with its bankruptcy filing. No, Klein doesn’t yet

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Stockton bankruptcy judge’s pedigree, history offer hope

March 27, 2013 By Chris Reed The stakes are immense in the four-day trial in Sacramento’s federal bankruptcy court this week. The New York Times frames the issue well: “Wall Street is taking America’s biggest pension fund to court this

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Bankruptcy series: The Road Ahead

Editor’s Note: This is the 11th in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. Nov. 14, 2012 By Chriss Street Up through September 2011, Wall Street underwriters, bond counsels and other assorted securities industry camp followers were gloating over

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