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canada goose Canada Goose Jackets outlet NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) Kevyn Orr, Detroit emergency manager, said he has lined up support from enough creditors of the bankrupt city to force concessions from others, but doing so would risk the loss of more than $800 million in funding from the state of Michigan canada goose coats and philanthropic foundations. municipal bankruptcy code to force other creditors to accept payment terms. But a so called cramdown would violate a pre condition canada goose clearance sale of Orr bargain with the state and foundations, which have pledged $816 million to ease pension cuts for retired city workers. canada goose outlet

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canada goose jacket outlet Orr said he has no intention of revisiting the question of the Detroit Institute of Art collection. A valuation circulated Wednesday by bond insurer FGIC Corp. estimated the collection has a market value up to $2 billion. But the $816 million deal with the state and foundations is contingent on keeping the DIA collection intact, and Orr said Detroit cannot be forced by the court to sell any asset. canada goose jacket outlet

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canada goose outlet sale Detroit path out of bankruptcy will canada goose store come with a huge price tag. Orr commands teams of attorneys and consultants and the city pays for lawyers for a court appointed committee representing retirees. hope it not hundreds of millions of dollars. We have put money aside, but it not going to be cheap, he Canada Goose sale said. canada goose outlet canada goose uk outlet sale

canada goose factory outlet Just the first 75 days of the bankruptcy case Detroit filed in July resulted in a $13.7 million tab for professional fees and expenses, according to a February report by a court appointed fee examiner. Orr spokesman said costs had since grown to about $59 million. canada goose factory outlet

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