The following firms and individuals recently filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's local clerk of court offices.

Under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, a company is protected from claims by creditors while it attempts to reorganize its finances under a plan approved by the court.

In a Chapter 7 liquidation, a court trustee sells assets to pay creditors' claims. The company then ceases operations. Maryland District Rockville Court

Prospect House Limited Partnership-22, Prospect House Limited Partnership-18 and Prospect House Limited Partnership-10 of North Bethesda filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 7. Each company listed assets and liabilities of between $100,000 and $499,000.

Frostburg Community Hospital and Medical Center of Frostburg filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Jan. 3. The charity nonprofit community hospital operators listed assets of $6,062,031 and liabilities of $6,615,477.

4730 Associates Limited Partnership of Camp Springs filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 9. The real estate owner and developer has assets of more than $1 million and liabilities of $1.5 million.

The Counter-Top Connection of Beltsville filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 9. The appliance and kitchen cabinet distributor listed assets of $400,000 and liabilities of $800,000.

DG Limited Partnership, Woodside Associates Limited Partnership, Heron Run Associates Limited Partnership, Second Northampton Associates Limited Partnership, Coral Springs Limited Partnership and Shef Limited Partnership filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 7. The alliance of apartment complex companies listed both assets and liabilities of more than $1 million. Creditors listed by the companies included General Electric Co. and Sovran Bank.

Taco Johns of Southern Maryland Inc., along with Taco Johns of Lexington Park Inc., filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 8. The fast food restaurants each listed assets of between $100,000 and $499,000.

Eastern Virginia District Alexandria Division

Twice as Nice Ltd. of Alexandria filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 3. The jewelry consignment shop listed assets of $800 and liabilities of $75,186.

CME Inc. of Manassas filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 4. The precision gas flow manufacturer listed assets of $406,959 and liabilities of $693,100.

J&R Concrete of Falls Church filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 4. The general concrete work company listed assets of $110,125 and liabilities of $118,332.

Hudson Summit Limited Partnership of Chantilly filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 4. The development company listed assets and liabilities of more than $1 million. The company owes $80,000 to North Bay Construction of Bay Village, Ohio, and $20,665 to S.D. Myers of Tallmage, Ohio.

Kenlin Industries Inc. of Gainesville filed for Chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 7. The plastic fabrication company listed assets of $64,638 and liabilities of $468,708.

Capital Carpet & Rug Inc. of Fairfax County filed for chapter 7 liquidation Jan. 9. The company listed assets of under $50,000 and liabilities of between $50,000 and $99,000.

Beacon Hill of Reston Limited Partnership of Great Falls filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 10. The builder and developer listed both assets and liabilities of more than $1 million. The company owes money to Atlantic Building Supply of Manassas and Blue Ridge Trust and Supply of Boyse.

Unity Drywall Inc. of Vienna filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 10. The drywall contracting company listed assets of $250,000 and liabilities of $230,000.

District of Columbia

WTLV Television Inc., doing business as WTLV TV-12, filed a petition on Jan. 3 requesting that a political consulting firm that owes it money, Jan Crawford and Associates Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., be placed into involuntary Chapter 7 liquidation. The company owes $17,165 to WTLV.

Australia Design Store Inc. of 529 14th St. NW filed for Chapter 11 reorganization Jan. 7. The company listed both assets and liabilities of $86,657.