a scratch pad of fleeting thoughts and links for future reference potential
from Yahoo/Reuters: " All told, 186 public companies with a staggering $368 billion in assets filed for bankruptcy in 2002, according to tracking service BankruptcyData.com. That is the largest asset total ever, sweeping past last year's record $259 billion."

http://bankruptcydata.com/
http://bankruptcydata.com/Research/BUS_Non_BUS.htm

http://www.abiworld.org/stats/newstatsfront.html
http://www.abiworld.org/research/stats.html

http://www.bankruptcyaction.com/USbankstats.htm
http://www.uscourts.gov/Press_Releases/