November 15, 2011
Jefferson County Judge Known for ‘Rule-From-the-Bench' Style
"Thomas B. Bennett, the Birmingham, Alabama-based judge overseeing the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy, comes to court ready to rule, said attorneys who have appeared before him in his 16 years on the federal bench.
Bennett, chief bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Alabama, was selected last week to manage the case of Jefferson County, whose seat is Birmingham, the state's biggest city. He asserted his style the first day the county and its major creditors appeared in court on Nov. 10."
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