Bankruptcy World Updates

Below are some updates I received from various sources that I wanted to pass on to you:

400,000 AMERICANS TO LOSE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

According to the Labor Department, about 400,000 people will lose benefits in the next two weeks without action from Congress. The short-term extension was designed to tide over the program while lawmakers debate a $150 billion measure that would extend benefits through the rest of this year.

To read the complete article visit:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-02/republican-says-compromise-may-end-unemployment-benefits-fight.html

For those of you who enjoy statistical data, the following information published by the American Bankruptcy Institute will enlighten you:

TOTAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS INCREASE 32 PERCENT IN 2009, APPROACH PRE-BAPCPA LEVELS

Total bankruptcy filings in the United States increased 32 percent in 2009 over calendar year 2008, according to data released today from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC). Bankruptcy filings totaled 1,473,675 for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2009, a significant increase over the previous year’s total of 1,117,641. Business bankruptcies increased to 60,837 filings during calendar year 2009, representing a 40 percent increase in filings from the 43,533 filings made during the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2008. The 12-month business filing total for 2009 was the highest since the 62,304 filings recorded for the 1993 calendar year. The 1,412,838 consumer filings during the 2009 calendar year represented a 32 percent increase over the 1,074,225 recorded during the same period in 2008. The consumer chapter 7 total of 1,008,870 filings during the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2009, represented a 41 percent increase over the 714,389 consumer chapter 7 filings during 2008. The 2009 consumer chapter 7 filings comprised 71 percent of the total consumer filings for the 2008 calendar year, up from 67 percent the previous year.

BE SURE TO ATTEND THE BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR IN ATLANTA

One of the best ways to keep in touch with the world of consumer bankruptcy is to attend the TWO DAY, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Seminar, scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information and to register, visit:
http://www.713training.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=120

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