U.S. chief justice taps New York judge to handle Puerto Rico bankruptcy

U.S. chief justice taps New York judge to handle Puerto Rico bankruptcyU.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday appointed a federal judge based in Manhattan to oversee Puerto Rico’s landmark bankruptcy case two days after the island’s government filed for protection from creditors. In a brief statement, Roberts said he had designated U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York to handle the biggest bankruptcy in the history of the U.S. municipal debt market.



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