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Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Louisiana Eastern District Bankruptcy Court. These statistics are courtesy of the U.S. Courts website (www.uscourts.gov).



Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

This table shows the number of consumer bankruptcies filed in the Louisiana Eastern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 561 460 492 498 2,011 -11.23 %
Chapter 11 0 3 0 3 6 inf %
Chapter 13 493 478 475 454 1,900 -7.91 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 11%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 8%.
  • Of the 3,917 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Louisiana Eastern bankruptcy district, 51% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 49% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Louisiana Eastern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 52 53 46 20 171 -61.54 %
Chapter 11 9 8 9 11 37 22.22 %
Chapter 12 0 0 0 1 1 inf %
Chapter 13 3 2 5 5 15 66.67 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 62%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 22%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 12 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings increased by 67%.
  • Of the 224 business bankruptcies filed in the Louisiana Eastern bankruptcy district, 76% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 17% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 0% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 7% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.




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