Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 5% In H1/19

Total commercial Chapter 11 filings during the first six months of the year increased 5% to 2,854 from the 2,716 total filings during the same period in 2018. Total commercial filings also increased slightly to 19,531.

ABI Chief Gerdano to Retire

Samuel J. Gerdano will be retiring as executive director of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Bankruptcy Filings Down, Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Decrease

Total bankruptcy filings for the month of March 2019 decreased 3 percent from this time last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems.

ABI: January Chapter 11 Filings Decline Slightly Y/Y

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute from data provided by Epiq Systems, commercial Chapter 11 filings declined slightly in January, with 365 total commercial Chapter 11 filings down from January 2018’s total of 366.

ABI: Means Testing for Veterans’ Benefits Causes Trouble in Bankruptcy

In a recent interview for the American Bankruptcy Instiute’s latest podcast, Jay Bender, Kristina M. Stanger and John H. Thompson discussed the unfortunate disparity in the Bankruptcy Code’s treatment for disabled veterans who seek Chapter 7 relief.

ABI: Total Bankruptcy Filings Decrease 2% in 2018

Total bankruptcy filings during calendar year 2018 decreased 2% from 2017, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute from data provided by Epiq Systems.

ABI: Healthcare Bankruptcies Provide Unique Challenges for Government

Due to risks surrounding the vulnerability of patients, healthcare bankruptcies present government agencies with a unique set of challenges and responsibilities, according to a December ABI Journal article.

November Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 50% Y/Y

According to data provided by Epiq Systems, commercial chapter 11 filings increased 50% in November 2018 over November of last year, though total bankruptcy filings experienced a 2% decrease year over year.

ABI Applauds Legislation to Reform Small Business Bankruptcy

Robert J. Keach, co-chair of ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation to provide a viable option for small businesses looking to reorganize under the Bankruptcy Code.

ABI: Exempting Veterans’ Benefits in Bankruptcy Will End Disparate Treatment of Financially Struggling Vets Under the Code

Disparate treatment of veterans’ benefits in bankruptcy presents significant hardship to some veterans, and corrections to the Bankruptcy Code should be made immediately, according to a November ABI Journal article.