Judge Stops Lawsuits Against Detroit Bankruptcy

A federal judge has stopped the lawsuits against Detroit's bankruptcy. The judge stated he will handle any challenges.

The decision came on July 24th after hours of arguments. Last week a county judge said Governor Rick Snyder acted illegally and ignored Michigan Constitution by approving the Chapter 9 filling.

This is the largest ever filed in U.S. Municipal bankruptcy. 

Retirees sued, saying their pensions are protected by the constitution. They also say they are at risk in a bankruptcy.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes decided to suspend any lawsuits that are pending, and barred any new ones.

Rhodes says his court will the one handling any legal action involving the bankruptcy.