2016 Year End Bankruptcy Statistics

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, there were 4363 bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. In December 2016, there were 346 cases filed. Attorney Steven Zaleski is proud to say that he filed a number of those cases in 2016 on behalf of his own clients. [...]

By | 2017-02-14T03:08:36+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

May 2016 Wisconsin bankruptcy filings

Bankruptcy filing statistics are in for May. It appears that there were 422 new cases filed in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and 1241 new cases filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Zaleski Law firm files cases both in the Western District which is based in Madison and the [...]

By | 2016-06-29T01:20:59+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not bankruptcy…but interesting nonetheless…record number of false convictions overturned in 2015

The New York Times just noted a study finding that in 2015 a record 149 people in the United States were found to have been falsely convicted of a crime. Official misconduct played a role in 65 exonerations and false confessions were seen in 27. The National Registry of Exonerations, based at the University of [...]

By | 2016-02-14T04:45:20+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy?

In a previous post, we talked about various cities, towns and municipalities that have utilized the bankruptcy code to get out of debt. Now Puerto Rico is apparently looking to do the same thing. According to the Wall Street Journal, Puerto Rico spends close to 38% of its general fund budget on debt service with [...]

By | 2015-11-04T04:24:40+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments