Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:25:13 GMT — LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is testifying under oath in a deposition about the decision to put Detroit in bankruptcy court. The rare deposition of a governor began in private Wednesday morning in the Cabinet Room at his offices in Lansing. It could last up to three hours, though restroom breaks or time needed to speak with counsel doesn't count against the time limit. The Republican governor's answers to questions from labor unions and other creditors could be used in a few weeks when a judge holds a trial to determine if Detroit is eligible to shed or restructure billions in debts. Critics say Detroit's emergency manager may not have negotiated enough with creditors before the bankruptcy was filed in July. Bargaining done in good faith will be a key issue.
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