These firms 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.

Eastern Virginia District

Alexandria Division

Tukong Moosul LLC, also known as Tukong Inc., American Martial Arts and American Tukong

7680 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, Va. 22306

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-12629-RGM

Date filed: June 17

Attorney: Christopher S. Moffitt, 703-683-0075

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: Zero to $50,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Wachovia Bank, $41,000

Bronx Discount Carpet Inc.

13635 Bellarose Dr., Chantilly, Va. 20151

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-12698-RGM

Date filed: June 22

Attorney: Lawrence J. Anderson, 301-986-5570

Assets: $40

Liabilities: $64,000

Largest unsecured creditor: American Express, $25,000

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

R.J. Houle Mechanical Inc.

112 Frederick Ave., Suite H, Rockville, Md. 20850

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-24620

Date filed: June 17

Attorney: Alan H. Grant, 301-258-1033

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Internal Revenue Service, $757,697

Newsprinters International Inc.

28A Industrial Park Dr., Waldorf, Md. 20602

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-24694

Date filed: June 18

Attorney: Carroll M. Drake, 301-638-1280

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $50,001 to $100,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

Urban Accents Co., also known as UA Futons and Urban Accents Futons

5244 Randolph Rd., Rockville, Md. 20852

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-24774

Date filed: June 18

Attorney: Wendelin I. Lipp, 301-951-9328

Assets: $20

Liabilities: $273,251

Largest unsecured creditor: Pennell Somsen, $157,009

Image Graphics Inc.

12000 Indian Creek Ct., Suite N, Beltsville, Md. 20705

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-24777

Date filed: June 18

Attorney: Wendelin I. Lipp, 301-951-9328

Assets: $4,413

Liabilities: $2,123,591

Largest unsecured creditor: CIT Group/Equipment Financing Inc., $500,000

Mission Sanitation LLC

14616 Gunpowder Rd., Suite C, Laurel, Md. 20707

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 04-24802

Date filed: June 18

Attorney: Howard M. Heneson, 410-494-8388

Assets: $10,925

Liabilities: $307,930

Largest unsecured creditor: Suntrust Bank, $28,730

B&B Communications Inc., also known as Communications in Print

72 Metropolitan Ct., Gaithersburg, Md. 20878

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-25077

Date filed: June 22

Attorney: Steven H. Greenfeld, 202-537-7050

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $1,000,001 to $10 million

Largest unsecured creditor: CIT, $210,000

-- Compiled by Judith Mbuya