CHICAGO — Detroit expects to file a final plan of adjustment by the end of the year, months ahead of a proposed March deadline, attorneys for the city told the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case.

"Time is our enemy," Jones Day attorney David Heiman, who represents the city, told Judge Steven Rhodes at a Friday morning hearing that marked the second meeting in what would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the U.S. "The facts are not going to change no matter how long we wait."

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