DETROIT - The Official Committee of Retirees in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy case of the City of Detroit on Dec. 11 asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to certify for direct appeal to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals the Bankruptcy Court's opinion declaring that the city is eligible to file for bankruptcy (In Re: City of Detroit, No. 13-53846, Chapter 9, E.D. Mich. Bkcy.).