Monday, September 21, 2009

1 Million Bankruptcy Cases filed in 2008

Consumer bankruptcy cases topped 1 million during 2008, totalling 1,074,225 new cases. The Seventh Circuit reported a total of 113,825 new cases. The Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Indiana topped the list within the Seventh Circuit.

Just shy of 40,000 new cases were filed in the Northern District of Illinois. Of these, 27,616 cases were chapter 7 cases and 12,324 were chapter 13 cases.

The most cases were filed in the 9th Circuit (AZ, CA, NV, WA) with 206,922 cases. The 6th Circuit (Ky, MI, OH, TN) was next busiest with 178,008 cases. The 11th Circuit (AL, FL, GA) was third with 152,034 cases. Source: Consumer Bankruptcy News 3/26/09

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Bob Schaller

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