Puerto Rico debt battle heads to federal court

Andy Uhler May 4, 2017
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Puerto Rico debt battle heads to federal court

Andy Uhler May 4, 2017
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Puerto Rico owes bondholders more than $70 billion, and it’s going to court to try to get its debts rescheduled. On Monday, a stay on lawsuits against Puerto Rico’s government expired, so bondholders sued. The island’s governor announced yesterday it was seeking court protection under Title III of the PROMESA Act, a bill passed last year that appointed a financial oversight board and was designed to get Puerto Rico out of debt. 

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