The number of cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Toledo last month fell by 20 percent, to 577, from 697 in the same period a year earlier.
The year-over-year decline was the 23rd in the past 25 months, the court, which covers 21 counties, reported.
For the first four months of this year, 2,063 cases have been filed, a 17 percent decrease from the first four months of 2011.
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