July 23, 2008
2007 BAPCPA Statistics
80 pages of statistics and I didn't bring my advil this morning. The report prepared by something called "Office of Judges Programs, Statistics Division, Administrative Office of the United States Courts" can be found here. Five attorneys were sanctioned for abusive filings during the year - two of those in the Eastern District of California. 55,000 chapter 13 "consumer cases" were "terminated" in 2007. 1,627 were plans that were completed and 53,007 were not, just cases that were dismissed. That statistic is a little misleading. In California, something like 50% of the chapter 13s filed lately are by pro pers who never file anything but the emergency petition. They are simply buying themselves a few weeks.
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