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

RMM LLC, also known as Mama's Italian Restaurant

9715 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, Va. 22030

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13776-RGM

Date filed: Sept. 9

Attorney: Bennett A. Brown, 703-591-3500

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Rewards Network, $103,752

Visual Systems Integration Group Inc.

12700 Black Forest Lane, Suite 200, Woodbridge, Va. 22192

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13777-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 9

Attorney: Richard G. Hall, 703-256-7159

Assets: $199,988

Liabilities: $513,478

Largest unsecured creditor: Tandberg Inc., $467,954

WD Insurance Services Inc.

4501 Ford Ave., Suite 300, Alexandria, Va. 22302

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13803-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 10

Attorney: Pro se

Assets: $50,001 to $100,000

Liabilities: $50,001 to $100,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

US Airways Inc., also known as USAir Inc., MetroJet, USAir Shuttle, Shuttle Inc., US Airways Fuel Corp., US Airways Investment Management Co. Inc., USAM Corp., USLM Corp., US Airways Leasing and Sales Inc., MidAtlantic Airways Inc., Potomac Air Inc., Paradise Island Airlines Inc., US Airways Services Corp. and MidAtlantic Airways

2345 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va. 22227

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13819-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 12

Attorney: Brian P. Leitch, 202-942-5000

Assets: $8,606,323,000

Liabilities: $8,600,458,000

Largest unsecured creditor: GE Capital Corp., $149,754,160

US Airways Group Inc., also known as USAir Group Inc.

2345 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va. 22227

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13820-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 12

Attorney: Brian P. Leitch, 202-942-5000

Assets: $8,805,972,000

Liabilities: $8,702,437,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Embraer-Empresa Brasileira De Aeronautica SA, $1,465,218,623

PSA Airlines Inc., also known as US Airways Express and USAir Express

3400 Terminal Dr., Dayton International Airport, Vandalia, OH 45377

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13821-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 12

Attorney: Brian P. Leitch, 202-942-5000

Assets: $10,000,001 to $50 million

Liabilities: $10,000,001 to $50 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, $215,134

Piedmont Airlines Inc., also known as Henson Aviation Inc., US Airways Express, USAir Express, Allegheny Airlines Inc., Shared Services Organization and Allegheny Airlines

5443 Airport Terminal Rd., Salisbury Wicomico County Airport, Salisbury, Md. 21804

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13822-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 12

Attorney: Brian P. Leitch, 202-942-5000

Assets: More than $100 million

Liabilities: $50,000,001 to $100 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., $1,183,899

Material Services Co.

1000 Rosedale Ave., Middletown, Pa. 17057

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13823-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 12

Attorney: Brian P. Leitch, 202-942-5000

Assets: $10,000,001 to $50 million

Liabilities: $10,000,001 to $50 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Stevens Aviation Inc., $23,099

Eagle Rigging Inc.

10498 Business Center Ct., Manassas, Va. 20110

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-13843-SSM

Date filed: Sept. 13

Attorney: Pro se

Assets: $50,001 to $100,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: UniFirst Corp., $6,986 Contingent, unliquidated, disputed and subject to setoff

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Quantom Technologies Inc., doing business as Computer Etc.

7937 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Md. 20854

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-31236

Date filed: Sept. 14

Attorney: Richard Rosenblatt, 301-838-0098

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Mahnaz Zarpak, $88,000

District Court

Between Friends Nightclub Inc.

1115 U St. NW, #A, Washington, DC 20009

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-01392

Date filed: Sept. 10

Attorney: Richard L. Gilman, 301-731-3303

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: 1115 U St. LLC, $66,000

Yi Restaurant LLC trading as Bricks Tavern

3421 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 04-01414

Date filed: Sept. 15

Attorney: Richard H. Gins, 202-537-7050

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

-- Compiled by Judith Mbuya