U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan. (313) 234-0065. Cases filed in Detroit; hearings for chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcies take place by telephone as the hearings are no longer being conducted in person at the federal courthouse. The hearings will be converting to a video format at some point in the future. Schedule depends on case filing. Panel trustees Tim Miller (586) 281-3764 and Douglas Ellmann (734) 668-4800 preside. mieb.uscourts.gov

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Bldg., 200 E. Liberty. (734) 741-2380. U.S. District Court hears civil and criminal cases involving federal law and the U.S. Constitution, criminal cases brought by the U.S. Attorney representing the people, and civil cases between citizens of different states alleging damages in amounts greater than $75,000. Cases heard by Judge Bernard A. Friedman (313) 234-5170; Judge Judith E. Levy (734) 887-4700; Magistrate Judge David R. Grand (734) 741-2485. www.mied.uscourts.gov