The following are recent bankruptcy filings in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
John C. Louis Co., 1805 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore. Company specializing in sales, service and rental of construction equipment filed for Chapter 11. Principals: George A. Chapelsky. Assets: $9,360,899. Liabilities: $9,155,357.
Diversified Signs Inc., 119 Industry Lane, Forest Hill. Maker of metal and plastic signs filed for Chapter 11. Principals: Harrison E. Gross. Assets: $514,069. Liabilities: $800,254.
Sydney M. Shure Ltd. (Design Pavilion), 10534 York Road, Cockeysville. Interior designer and retailer of furniture filed for Chapter 11. Principals: Sydney M. Shure. Assets: $200,000. Liabilities: $600,000.
Chesapeake Contracting Corp., 46 Barkside Court, Elkton. Plumbing, heating and air conditioning firm filed for Chapter 7. Principals: Robert W. Pearman and Hugh Christopher Reiley. Assets: $12,571. Liabilities: $51,197.
Maryland Business Machines Inc. (Parking Consults & Equipment Corp.), 400 & 402 E. 25th St., Baltimore. Retailer and wholesaler of time clocks and parking equipment Filed for Chapter 11. Principals: Gilbert Holniker. Assets: $330,555. Liabilities: $887,595.
Franklin Bus Service Inc., 549-51 S. Caton Ave., Baltimore. Transportation company filed for Chapter 11. Principals: Reginald A. Franklin. Assets: $16,360. Liabilities: $128,216.