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Detroit suburb says confidential deal was breached

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit suburb is asking a judge to throw out a settlement with two Canadians who said they were wrongly jailed for several days for an assault they didn't commit.

Royal Oak's lawyer, T. Joseph Seward, says the confidential deal must be scratched after The Detroit News reported it was a "six-figure settlement." The newspaper didn't identify its source, but Royal Oak is blaming the men or their lawyers.

Timothy McGuire and James Ryan live in Windsor, Ontario. They sued after two off-duty Royal Oak officers accused them of assaulting another person in 2003 outside DTE Energy Music Theater.

Two other people pleaded guilty. David Robinson, a lawyer for McGuire and Ryan, declined to comment Friday. The settlement was reached Aug. 19 during trial in federal court in Detroit.

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