Recent filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland, Baltimore City:
John C. & Cheryl L. Spears,6517 Hazelwood Court, Baltimore, independent truck operators, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $199,480; Liabilities: $328,049
Errol Anthony Carthy,4370 Nicholas Ave., Baltimore, an individual, operating as Earl's Auto Repair, filed under Chapter 13. Assets: $66,300; Liabilities: $101,764
David Cameron Kunes,421 Latimer Road, Joppa, a restaurant operator, filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $5,710; Liabilities: $290,086.54
Bouchat Industries Inc.,1405 Knecht Ave., Baltimore, a welding and machine shop, filed under Chapter 11. Principal: Christopher Eric Bouchat, president. Assets: none; Liabilities: $88,321
Lawrence James Marshall,606 Lyndhurst Court, Bel Air, an individual t/a Long Bar Harbor Grocery and as Palancar Inc., filed under Chapter 13. Assets: $147,001; Liabilities: $129,252
Michael James and Anita Belinda Brown,4730 Dark Star Way, Owings Mills, operating a bookkeeping service, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $281,652.35; Liabilities: $607,803.85
Paul Christopher Morton,1533 Langford Road, Baltimore, an independent construction contractor, filed under Chapter 13. Assets and liabilities both under $50,000.
Blake R. Van Leer II,6395 Genoa Road, Tracy's Landing, d/b/a Garnet Inc. and Sportsman Service Center Inc., filed under Chapter 11. Assets and liabilities not available
Michael John Spafford,5875 Ten Estates Drive, Woodbine, construction contractor, filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $318,038; Liabilities: $508,956
John W. and Penny K. Osborne,11486 Holly Road, Ridgely, independent builders, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $5,058; Liabilities: $64,556.72
Keith D. and Barbara A. Marvel,29463 Dutchmans Lane, Easton, a.k.a Pete and Marvels Mowing Service, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $124,694.10; Liabilities: $220,436.73
Bennie E. Sr. and Mary H. Libick,26314 Shore Highway. Denton, operating a delivery service, jointly filed for adjustment of debts under Chapter 13. Assets: under $50,000; Liabilities: over $50,000
Mansart Development LLC,1702 Rittenhouse Ave., Baltimore, a real estate developer, filed for protection under Chapter 11. Principal: Michael J. Pomory Sr., managing member. Assets: $325,000; Liabilities: $26,000
Tommy Lee and Irene Cecelia Lawson,827 Mayo Road, Edgewater, home improvement contractors, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $29,669; Liabilities: $483,794.87
Abbreviations a.k.a.: also known as; c/o: care of; d/b/a: doing business as; t/a: trad ing as; n/a: not available; H/C: Holding Company; LLC: Limited Liability Company; L/P: Limited Partnership; J/V: Joint Venture; P/A: Professional Association; P/C: Professional Corporation
The most common types of filings under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code:
Chapter 7 -- Liquidation.
Chapter 11 -- Reorganization.
Chapter 12 -- Agriculture, family farm with other income.
Chapter 13 -- Adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income.