Lawyer: Snyder will testify at bankruptcy trial

Lawyer: Snyder will testify at bankruptcy trial

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DETROIT (AP) -

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will testify in the Detroit bankruptcy trial on Monday.

The disclosure was made in court Wednesday as a judge handled some preliminary matters before starting a trial to determine if Detroit is eligible to restructure itself in bankruptcy court.

Unions had served Snyder with a subpoena, but his live testimony appeared to be an unsettled issue earlier this week. His lawyer said the governor's recent three-hour deposition should be enough.

But Snyder's attorney, Matthew Schneider, now says the governor wants to cooperate and will be available Monday afternoon.

Unions and pension funds want to question Snyder about approving Detroit's bankruptcy filing in July as well as other issues related to the case.

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