November Chapter 11 Filings Down 32% Y/Y

The American Bankruptcy Institutes reported commercial Chapter 11 filings decreased 32% in November 2019 over November of last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems.

Quackenboss Selected as ABI Executive Director

The executive committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) board of directors has selected ABI Deputy Executive Director Amy Alcoke Quackenboss to succeed Samuel J. Gerdano as ABI Executive Director.

October Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 25%

Commercial Chapter 11 filings increased 25% in October 2019 over the previous month, according to data provided to the American Bankruptcy Institute by Epiq Systems.

September Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Up 33% Over 2018

ABI reported Commercial Chapter 11 filings totaled 414 in September, a 33% increase over September 2018’s total of 312 filings, according to data provided by Epiq Systems.

Total Bankruptcy Filings Up 3% Y/Y, 5% from June

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings increased 3% in July 2019 from July 2018, according to data from the American Bankruptcy Institute, provided by Epiq Systems.

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.