Minniefield v. Detroit, City of
ORDER STAYING CASE& ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE Signed by District Judge Patrick J. Duggan. (MOre)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Civil Case No. 12-13479
Honorable Patrick J. Duggan
CITY OF DETROIT,
ORDER STAYING AND ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE
This action is pending before this Court against the City of Detroit. On July
18, 2013, the City of Detroit filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter
9 of the Bankruptcy Code. On July 25, 2013, the Honorable Steven Rhodes
entered an order confirming the automatic stay of all proceedings against the City
imposed under section 922 of the Bankruptcy Code upon the filing of the petition
(“bankruptcy stay”). In re City of Detroit, Michigan, No. 13-53846, ECF No. 167
(Bankr. E.D. Mich. July 25, 2013.)
The bankruptcy stay applies to “judicial, administrative, or other action[s] or
proceeding[s] against an officer or inhabitant of the City, including the issuance or
employment of process, that seeks to enforce a claim against the City.” Id. at 3.
The stay restrains and enjoins all persons from inter alia “(a) commencing or
continuing any judicial, administrative or other proceeding against the City . . . that
was or could have been commenced before the City’s chapter 9 case was
commenced” and “(b) recovering a claim against the City that arose before the
commencement of its chapter 9 case . . ..” Id. at 2.
Plaintiff’s action against the City seeking to recover damages must be stayed
according to Judge Rhodes’ order.
IT IS ORDERED, that the proceedings in this case are STAYED and the
case is CLOSED for administrative and statistical purposes without prejudice;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that if the bankruptcy stay is removed, or a
party obtains relief from the stay, then the case may be reopened upon motion of
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that any party may apply to the bankruptcy
court for relief form the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362(d)-(g).
Dated: August 9, 2013
s/PATRICK J. DUGGAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
14175 Glastonbury Street
Detroit, MI 48223
Jason McFarlane, Esq.
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