Federal judge sets date in federal court's role in Jefferson County sewer system

A federal judge sets a date to close the federal court's role in the Jefferson County sewer system. Barring any appeals, all proceedings in the case will be stayed on July 20th.

Also, Judge David Proctor terminated the plaintiffs' motion for the appointment of a receiver. Bond insurers had filed a federal lawsuit against Jefferson County, seeking a receiver with the power to set rates.

In June, Proctor ruled federal law would not allow him to set a receiver.