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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region in July increased 9.8% from a year ago, to 346, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. The 346 cases were the most for July since 2017, and the most for any month since October 2018. Overall through July, the number of filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region was virtually unchanged…

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region increased 1.7% in April from a year ago, to 412, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District. The number of cases through the first four months of the year was virtually unchanged from 2018, declining by 0.7% to 1,367.

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Downtown dining standout Seabar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but it will be business as usual at the restaurant as it works to pay off its tax bill, an owner said. “There is not going to be any changes in anything,” said chef-owner Mike Andrzejewski. Seabar, 475 Ellicott St., will have “no change in staffing, management, or menus,” he said. That means Seabar’…

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo Rochester region dropped 6.3 percent in January from a year ago, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. There were 270 cases filed compared to 288 a year ago. It was the third consecutive month that the number of cases fell on a year-over-year basis.

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region declined 4.1 percent in 2018, after a rare increase the year before. The total number of cases filed was 4,117, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District of New York. The figure included a 12.7 percent decline in December from the year before. Full-year bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester regi…

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region increased 14 percent from a year ago, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District of New York. The number of cases increased to 443 from 388 a year ago. It was the highest number of filings for any month in the Buffalo-Rochester region since April 2015, and the most for October since 2013. Year to date,…

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region fell 11 percent in July from last year, according to the U.S Bankruptcy Court's Western District. The number of cases filed was 315, compared to 353 a year ago. Through the first seven months of the year, the number of cases filed dropped 6.6 percent, to 2,382.

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region dropped 10.4 percent in June, to 337, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District. The number of cases filed through the first half of the year declined 6 percent, to 2,065. On a year-over-year basis, the number of cases has fallen in five out of the six months this year.

Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region dropped 4.7 percent in March from a month ago, to 403 cases. Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region have fallen in each of the past three months. That was in contrast to 2017, when full-year filings increased following seven straight years of declines. For the first three months of this year, bankruptcy f…

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Steve Desmond could have plenty of reason to be worried. The president of Heintz & Weber just saw one of his largest customers – possibly even the biggest – file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. That client, Tops Markets, currently accounts for just over 30 percent of annual sales for his company, the maker of the popular Weber's Horseradish Mustar…

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The executive team of Tops Markets – led by chairman and CEO Frank Curci – are the primary shareholders of the privately owned company. Documents made public Wednesday as part of the grocer's bankruptcy filings show the supermarket chain is owned by a complex structure of holding companies, whose ultimate owners are the individual members of the management team that led…

Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo/Rochester region declined 1.7 percent in January from a year ago, to 288 cases, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The drop came after the Buffalo/Rochester region's full-year total of bankruptcy filings increased 3.3 percent in 2017 from the year before. That was the first annual increase since 2009.

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Bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region increased 3.3 percent in 2017, the first full-year increase since 2009. The number of cases filed was 4,296, compared to 4,157 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District. But the total was still down from 4,425 in 2015. The case total increased 11.3 percent in December from a year ago, to …