Birmingham-- Jefferson County is wading through new legal territory now that the county has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Municipal bankruptcy is fairly rare and thereâs not a lot of precedent. So WBHMâs Andrew Yeager sat down with Samford University law professor Mike Floyd to figure out just whatâs to come. He says there are two big issues in any bankruptcy. First, what exactly is owed? Then what resources are there to repay the debt? Floyd says in the case of Jefferson County, those resources are tax money and revenue from the sewer system..
~ Andrew Yeager, November 17, 2011.