June 26, 2017

Paul Ryan’s Bullshit About Bankruptcy Data

The philosopher Harry Frankfurt famously published his book, On Bullshit, where he distinguished … [Read more...]

Tribal Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal reported last week about a challenge to a bankruptcy filing by the Santa … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Still Falling

On a year-over-year basis, the bankruptcy filing rate has been dropping around 12-16%, and last … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Are Down — Everywhere

With half the year over, there is half of the year still to go. For our few readers who might … [Read more...]

Ally (GMAC) Puts Mortgage Unit Into Bankruptcy

Ally Financial says its Residential Capital mortgage unit seeks Ch.11 bankruptcy protection DETROIT … [Read more...]

Ally (GMAC) Puts Mortgage Unit Into Bankruptcy

Ally Financial says its Residential Capital mortgage unit seeks Ch.11 bankruptcy protection DETROIT … [Read more...]

Recovery | Tax Refunds Being Used to Pay for Bankruptcy Filings

Tax refunds being used to pay for bankruptcy filings Some Americans spend their tax refunds on … [Read more...]

Where People File Chapter 13

Between states, there is a big disparity in the rate at which people file bankruptcy. Over the past … [Read more...]

Downward Bankruptcy Filing Trend Continues

Bankruptcy filings for March continued to show a year-over-year decline. According to the latest … [Read more...]

No Surprise: Bankruptcy Filings Jump in February

Bankruptcy filings rose in February, but the spike in filings keeps with historical trends. … [Read more...]

Littwin on Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

A few weeks ago, Katie Porter noted the release of the new book, Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Down 11.7% in 2011

The year-end bankruptcy statistics from Epiq Systems have arrived. There were just over 1,379,000 … [Read more...]

The Decline in Bankruptcy Filings by Chapter

Bankruptcy filings have been on the decline, but has this decline been spread differently between … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Drop for 13th Consecutive Month

On a year-over-year basis, the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate dropped for the 13th consecutive month in … [Read more...]

Beacon Power follows Solyndra into bankruptcy

$43 million down the tubes. At the end of last month, I wrote about Beacon Power, a green-tech … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Dip Substantially

Epiq Systems has sent their latest bankruptcy filing statistics, and the numbers continue to show a … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Filings Dropping More Rapidly Than Expected

According to the most recent data from Epiq Systems, there were 120,800 bankruptcy filings in August … [Read more...]

One More Time, With Feeling

A Credit Slips reader pointed me to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution pondering why the … [Read more...]

One More Time, With Feeling

A Credit Slips reader pointed me to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution pondering why the … [Read more...]

Omnibus Update on (Declining) Bankruptcy Filing Rates

The June bankruptcy filing figures came out while I was away, and the July figures came out a little … [Read more...]

California Appeals Court Rules Homeowners Can Sue Banks for Fraud Over Broken Loan Modification Promises

Well, first let me just say… it’s about damn time. The Second District Court of Appeals in Los … [Read more...]

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