Judge says state didn't violate rules picking emergency manager

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has ruled that state officials didn't violate the Open Meetings Act in the selection and appointment of Detroit's emergency manager.

The Detroit News reports that the ruling came this week from Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette.

Activist Robert Davis sued Gov. Rick Snyder, state Treasurer Andy Dillon and the Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board, saying private interviews were conducted to narrow the list of emergency manager candidates before a March meeting.

Collette, however, found two violations of the Open Meetings Act in reference to the person designated to post Loan Board meeting notices and required mailings of meeting notices.

The lawsuit was aimed at nullifying Kevyn Orr's appointment. The governor's office says the ruling allows the administration to stay focused on solving Detroit's fiscal crisis.

Published: Fri, Sep 6, 2013

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