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The 20 largest bankrupt companies: Since 1980, many companies filed for bankruptcy in America. This is a list of the 20 largest bankruptcies of the last 30 years. Famous bankrupt companies during the years 1980-2008 include businesses that couldn't weather the recessions of the mid '80s, '90s and 2000's. Companies filing bankruptcy often face a stigma they can't recover from. Many of the business that filed for bankruptcy protection have had to close their stores, doors, and operations. Lehman Brothers Bank FSB tops this list of 20 largest bankruptcies since 1980.

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Lehman Brothers Bank FSB is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Lehman Brothers Bank FSB

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WorldCom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980

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Enron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Enron Energy, Energy industry

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Conesco, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Conesco, Inc.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Compa... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Electric and Other Services Combined, Natural gas, Electric Power Generation

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Texaco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Texaco Petroleum industry

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Financial Corp. of America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Financial Corp. of America

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Refco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Refco Financial Services

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OneWest Bank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
OneWest Bank Savings Institutions, Federally Chartered, Financial Services

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Global Crossing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Global Crossing Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

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Bank of New England Corp. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Bank of New England Corp.

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Calpine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Calpine Electric Services

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New Century is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
New Century

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UAL Corporation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
UAL Corporation Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

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Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

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Adelphia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
Adelphia Telecommunications, Cable television

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MCorp. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
MCorp.

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GenOn Energy Holdings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
GenOn Energy Holdings Electric Services

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American Home Mortgage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
American Home Mortgage Finance, Lessors of Real Estate

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NTL Incorporated is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Largest Companies That Filed Bankruptcy Since 1980
NTL Incorporated