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Associated Press

Detroit — Are the judges in? Attendance is being taken at Detroit’s 36th District Court.

The Michigan Supreme Court wants regular updates on the court, which was recently returned to local management after severe financial problems and other woes were fixed.

The reports will cover much ground, from caseloads to finances. The court also must disclose the daily arrival time and attendance of judges.

The 36th District Court handles a variety of matters, including traffic tickets, lawsuits up to $25,000, landlord-tenant disputes and initial hearings in major felonies. More than 1 million cases are handled each year.