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October 3, 2013

Attorney: Clinton city leaders pondered potential of city bankruptcy

Day 4 of the city's malpractice lawsuit includes testimony from Attorney Michael Walker.

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WASHINGTON —

The issue of bankruptcy again surfaced in a letter to John Nahra, who served as the mediator during a mediation session on Aug. 2 and 3, 2010 when the $4.5 million settlement was tentatively reached subject to council and federal approval.

"It is my goal to keep the city from filing a bankruptcy petition," Walker wrote in a letter to Nahra dated July 28, 2010.

Walker testified in his deposition taken last year that the city was not considering bankruptcy at that point, but had visited as to whether it was an option for the future.

Walker will continue to testify Thursday afternoon.

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