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How to find out if company has filed for bankruptcy?

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? VA

My client has always been late paying me, but now is saying he has to get the bank's permission to pay me and has asked for more time. A former employee told me that the company is in severe financial distress and that he himself just forced them to pay his 401k. When I mentioned lawsuits the former employee said he felt the company was "pretty judgment proof." I did not think to ask him why. How do I find out whether a company has filed for bankruptcy, Chapter 11 or other protection? Is there a way to do this without paying someone like D&B? Would a state list this somewhere, like in a court? I am not sure where this company is registered, although its corporate office is in VA.



Senior Member
Check with the bankruptcy court in the district where the business is based. Bankruptcies are public record, if they've filed, you can get a copy of it.

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