Total Bankruptcy Filings Decline in Calendar Year 2017

Commercial bankruptcy filings in 2017 increased, while total filings from businesses and consumers declined overall last year, according to a news release from the American Bankruptcy Institute and data provided by Epiq Systems Inc. “Total commercial chapter 11 filings during calendar year 2017 (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) were 5,744, a 6 percent increase from the 5,447 filings in