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Filings Continue to Decline Nationally and Locally

Monday, November 16, 2015

Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for fiscal year (FY) 2015 - the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015 - totaled 860,182, down 11 percent from the 963,739 filings in FY 2014. Filings in the Eastern District of Washington for FY 15 totaled 4,337, down 8 percent from the 4,723 filings in FY 2014. Chapter 7 cases decreased 10 percent, Chapter 13 cases decreased 2 percent, and Chapter 11 cases decreased 40 percent.