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October 18, 2008

Chapter 11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is typically reserved for corporations and partnerships and allows for reorganization of company debts. Individuals with high levels of debts are also allowed to file for Chapter 11 protection. However, the majority of personal bankruptcy cases are filed under Chapter 13; particularly when debtors desire to retain assets and repay outstanding debts.

Oftentimes, when a business files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, company assets are sold to compensate vendors. Depending on the circumstances, a bankruptcy judge or court Trustee will dictate which assets are sold and which ones can be retained in order for the company to continue functioning. It is generally in everyone's best interest to allow the company to retain assets which allow the company to generate revenue and protect employee jobs throughout the bankruptcy process

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October 03, 2008

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is oftentimes referred to as "reorganization" bankruptcy. Although Chapter 11 is available to individuals and businesses, it is typically reserved for those with high levels of debt. Two prime examples of large corporations seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection include American International Group (AIG) and Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy provides debtors the opportunity to retain assets through the structure of a repayment plan. Once individuals and business entities receive Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection their finances are supervised by the court.

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