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Filings Continue to Decline Nationally and Locally

Thursday, May 3, 2018

According to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, national bankruptcy case filings fell 1.8% during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2018, compared to the previous year.  Bankruptcy filings as of March 31, 2018, totaled 779,828, compared to 794,492 filings on March 31, 2017.  In the Eastern District of Washington, bankruptcy case filings fell by 7.85% for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2018.  Local bankruptcy filings as of March 31, 2018 totaled 4,062, compared to 4,408 filings on March 31, 2017.