In Detroit bankruptcy trial, union says city had pensions in sight

A trial on Detroit`s eligibility for bankruptcy protection kicked off on Wednesday with opponents claiming the city tried to bypass restrictions on cutting workers` pensions, as experts in municipal bankruptcy around the country watched closely in a case that could set important precedents.

Detroit bankruptcy challenged in court

Detroit`s bankruptcy was challenged in court by government workers fighting to protect their retirement benefits as Michigan`s governor insisted it is the only way for Motown to survive.