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

Trust Appliance Repair Inc.

5905 Pratt St., Alexandria, Va. 22310

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-13882-RGM

Date filed: Sept. 28

Attorney: Michael J.O. Sandler, 703-256-1300

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $204,563

Largest unsecured creditor: Baylinson, Kudysh and Greenberg, $95,196

Maryland District

Greenbelt Court

Across America Moving & Storage Inc., also known as All Across America Moving & Storage

19813 Celebration Way, Germantown, Md. 20874

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-32217

Date filed: Sept. 26

Attorney: Alan B. Frankle, 301-217-0505

Assets: Zero

Liabilities: $147,872

Largest unsecured creditor: Verizon Directory Services, $67,552

Redic Professional Services Inc.

8657 Ziggy Lane, Gaithersburg, Md. 20877

Type of filing: Chapter 7 liquidation

Case number: 05-32351

Date filed: Sept. 26

Attorney: Alan B. Frankle, 301-217-0505

Assets: Zero to $50,000

Liabilities: $100,001 to $500,000

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

AMA Trucking Inc.

9208 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20774

Type of filing: Chapter 11 reorganization

Case number: 05-32531

Date filed: Sept. 28

Attorney: Pro se

Assets: $500,001 to $1 million

Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million

Largest unsecured creditor: Not disclosed

-- Compiled by Judith Mbuya