Appeal over Pontiac EM will get a second look

PONTIAC (AP) -- A federal appeals court has thrown out one of its decisions and will take another look at a case that challenged the work of the Pontiac emergency manager.

The benefits of Pontiac retirees were reduced by emergency manager Lou Schimmel before Michigan's previous emergency manager law, known as Public Act 4, was repealed by voters in 2012.

In a 2-1 decision in August, an appeals court told a judge to reopen a lawsuit and determine whether actions taken before the repeal should be erased. The court also had concerns about how the manager law was enacted.

But a majority of judges at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now says the entire court will hear the appeal again.

Pontiac no longer is run by an emergency manager.

Published: Tue, Nov 12, 2013