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Administrator says problems fixed at Detroit court

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DETROIT — A special administrator assigned to fix Detroit's troubled 36th District Court says the court's financial and operational problems have been resolved.

According to a report Monday in the Detroit News, Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Michael Talbot says he's "very satisfied" by the court's progress.

Before Talbot was appointed in May, the court was $5 million over its $31 million budget, and court officials had failed to collect on $279 million in driving tickets, ordinance violations and misdemeanor fines.

The Michigan Supreme Court appointed Talbot to the post after the National Center for State Courts found the court was faced with financial mismanagement, a severely backlogged docket and bloated payroll.

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