Recent business filings in the U.S. District...


Recent business filings in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

July 8

No Name Cafe Inc., 1650-54 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. Tavern and restaurant filed for Chapter 11. Principal: Michele Dilegge-Goldfein. Assets: $52,200. Liabilities: $338,484.

July 9

Sure Systems Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc., 6505 Hane Ave., Baltimore. Installer of heating and air-conditioning systems filed for Chapter 7. Assets: $14,270. Liabilities: $11,239,786

July 10

Deitrick-Haifley Motors Inc., Friendly Chevrolet GEO, 411 Route 404 East, Denton, Md. Car dealership filed for Chapter 11. Principals: L. Herbert Haifley and Donna Haifley. Assets: $1,080,851. Liabilities: $1,023,689.

The following are the most common types of filings under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

CHAPTER 7 -- Liquidation. A trustee is appointed to take charge of all the debtor's property, except for certain exceptions allowed in the law. The trustee will sell the remaining property for the benefit of creditors, and unless a creditor objects and is upheld by the court, the debt will be discharged in whole or in part.

CHAPTER 11 -- Reorganization. Available to all individuals or businesses, this chapter is primarily intended to allow an ongoing business to restructure its debt. A successful reorganization depends on filing a plan and obtaining its approval by creditors and the court.

CHAPTER 13 -- Adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income. This chapter provides a method for individual debtors to repay creditors, in full or in part, over a period of up to five years. It ordinarily involves less than $100,000 in unsecured debt and $350,000 in secured debt.

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