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2011 BAPCPA Statistical Tables

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These tables provide annual statistics on individual debtors with primarily consumer debts seeking relief under chapters 7, 11, and 13 of title 11 of the bankruptcy code, as mandated by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA).

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Assets and Liabilities Reported by Debtors - Tables 1A, 1B, 1D, 1X

Tables 1A, 1B, 1D, and 1X set forth the assets and liabilities reported by debtors in total and by category of assets and liabilities, as well as the total net scheduled debt reported by the debtors on Official Bankruptcy Form 6—Summary (B6— Summary of Schedules). All tables that report assets and liabilities (1A, 1B, 1D, and 1X) present data on cases filed during the reporting period by individual debtors with primarily nonbusiness debt.

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Income and Expenses Reported by Debtor - Tables 2A, 2B, 2D, 2X

Tables 2A, 2B, 2D, and 2X present data on the income and expenses of debtors as reported by the debtors themselves on the Official Bankruptcy Form 6—Summary (B6—Summary of Schedules).

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Time Interval from filing to Closing - Table 3

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 159(c)(3)(D), Table 3 reports the mean time interval between filing and closing for consumer cases under chapters 7, 11, and 13 closed during the reporting period.

Reaffirmation Agreements - Table 4

A debtor may enter into a reaffirmation agreement with a creditor to continue paying a dischargeable debt following bankruptcy. Table 4 reports only on reaffirmation agreements filed in cases under chapter 7.

Property Valuation Orders - Table 5

Table 5 shows the number of cases closed in 2011 in which final orders were entered determining the value of property securing a claim in an amount less than the amount of the claim, as well as the number of final orders entered determining the value of property securing a claim.

Chapter 13 Cases Closed by Dismissal or Plan Completion - Table 6

Table 6 shows the number of cases in which plans were completed in chapter 13 consumer cases, separately itemized by the number of modifications made to the plans. Table 6 also reports the number of chapter 13 consumer cases dismissed, the number dismissed for failure to make payments under the plan, and the number refiled after dismissal.

Prior Filings Reported by Debtors - Table 7

Table 7 reports the number of cases in which individual debtors with primarily nonbusiness debts filed for protection under chapter 13 during the reporting period and indicated on the voluntary bankruptcy petition (Official Form 1) that they previously had filed a case under any chapter of the bankruptcy code during the preceding eight years ( "prior filings").

Creditor Misconduct and Punititive Damages - Tables 8A, 8B, 8D, 8X

Tables 8A, 8B, 8D, and 8X report the number of cases in which creditors were fined for misconduct and any amount of punitive damages awarded by the court for creditor misconduct.

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Rule 9011 Sanctions Imposed Against Debtors' Attorneys - Tables 9A, 9B, 9D, 9X

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011 provides that attorneys may be sanctioned for improper or frivolous representations to the court submitted in any petition, pleading, written motion, or other paper. The Table 9 series captures only misconduct that rises to the level required for sanctions under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011.

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