The following are recent bankruptcy filings in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
Banner Realty Inc., 2634 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Real estate rental company filed for Chapter 7 protection. Principal: Mark S. Devan. Assets: $1,500. Liabilities: $79,024,610.
Androlog Inc., 1003 N. Point Blvd., Baltimore. Manufacturer of electronic measuring devices is seeking protection under Chapter 11. Principal: A. Scott Caples. Assets: $60,971. Liabilities: $175,342.
River Walk Manor Inc., 132 E. Main St., Salisbury. Nursing home business filed under Chapter 7. Principal: Edward J. Winship Jr. Assets: $150,119. Liabilities: $516,486.
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.