Bankruptcy court seeks expert witness for Detroit trial

Bankruptcy court seeks expert witness for Detroit trial

“Cue a rush of resumes,” writes Nathan Bomey in the Detroit Free Press about Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’s order seeking an expert municipal finance witness in the city’s bankruptcy trial.

Rhodes issued the “job posting” Monday, writing

The Court seeks to appoint an expert witness who:
a. Has outstanding qualifications in municipal finance and budgeting to provide an
opinion regarding the feasibility of the City’s plan of adjustment.
b. Has outstanding qualifications in municipal planning to provide an opinion
regarding the reasonableness of the assumptions that underlie the City’s cash flow
forecasts and projections.
c. Is able to give an opinion that is based on sufficient facts or data and that is the
product of reliable principles and methods and the application of those principles
and methods to the facts of the case.
d. Is willing and able to exercise fair, unbiased and independent judgment in the
assignment

The city would pay the witness’s compensation as approved by the court. A hearing on the order will be held April 2.

Here’s the judge’s order:

3.24.14 Expert Witness Documents