Chapter 11

(redirected from Chapter 11 of the 1978 Bankruptcy Act)
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Chapter 11

(US) part of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 that allows an alternative to liquidation under Chapter 7. The business is preserved as a going concern. There is usually no trustee, and the business maybe conducted by a committee of creditors. The debtor is given 120 days to submit a plan for liquidation or reorganization. All significant decisions need to be approved by the Bankruptcy Court. For the UK process of administration, see ADMINISTRATOR.