An Ivy League law professor put out a report this week showing that Baldwin County had the highest bankruptcy rate in the country last month, but he apparently used incorrect data.
When the Press-Register examined the numbers, however, it found that the number used by Mann was higher than the total number of bankruptcy filings — of all types — in the entire 13-county region covered by Mobile’s bankruptcy court.
And it means that Baldwin County did not come close to leading the nation last month in bankruptcy rates.
Alabama’s foreclosure rate ranks the state among the bottom half of the nation, at No. 33.