Central District bankruptcy filings plummet in April 2020

Petitions filed in the Central District fell by 56% vs last April and by 39% vs last month.

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Jan 2,828 2,745 2,741 2,839 2,872 3,364 4,704
Feb 2,781 2,754 2,708 2,795 3,299 3,829 4,574
March 2,736 3,481 3,363 3,782 3,923 4,496 5,430
April 1,669 3,631 3,277 3,209 3,584 4,486 5,364
May 3,347 3,226 3,384 3,484 3,971 5,500
June 2,967 2,981 3,252 3,545 3,966 4,386
July 3,270 3,057 2,953 3,239 3,731 4,701
Aug 3,274 3,337 3,387 3,543 3,544 4,540
Sept 2,934 2,772 3,071 3,168 3,493 4,317
Oct 3,355 3,259 3,170 3,235 3,751 4,554
Nov 2,636 2,821 3,004 3,025 3,531 3,642
Dec 2,723 2,419 2,416 2,902 2,718 3,733
Total 10,014 37,117 35,961 37,262 39,819 44,880 55,445

Filings by category year to date is:

Non-Comm’l Commercial Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Chapter 11
9,128 889 8,009 1,899 107
91% 9% 80% 19% 1%

Some interesting stuff in this month’s statistics.  The entire state of New York (four districts) had 1,201 filings.  The southern district of New York has 304 chapter 11s so far this year compared to our 107.

The entire state of Texas (four districts) had 1,840 total filings in April.  The southern district of Texas has had 384 chapter 11s so far this year.

The eastern district of Virginia had 943 total filings in April and only 26 chapter 11s this whole year and yet that is where J. Crew just filed.

Delaware has had 1,038 total filings this year of which 388 of those were chapter 11.  The state has had 424 chapter 7s and 221 chapter 13s this year.

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