Attorneys for the city of Detroit claim the Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association violated the terms of Judge Steven Rhodes’s Confirmation Order in the bankruptcy case by seeking the addition of association members’ spouses, who are city retirees, to active association members’ health care plans.
In the motion filed in bankruptcy court this week, the city’s attorneys write that the association “sought more favorable treatment” for the spouses than was provided for in the Plan of Adjustment. According to the plan, city retirees will receive health insurance through a Voluntary Employment Benefit Association, and not through any other city-provided plan. The city’s motion alleges the association has sought to have members’ spouses who are retirees covered under the health care plan of the active association members.
They are asking Judge Thomas Tucker to enter an order enjoining the association from seeking the coverage through the Michigan Employment Security Commission and the state courts.
Tucker replaced Rhodes after he retired earlier this year.
Here’s the motion: