Bankruptcy Act of 1898

Bankruptcy Act of 1898
the basis of the federal bankruptcy statutes used until the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. It provided primarily for liquidation of companies; reorganization could be affected indirectly under the 1898 Act through equity receiverships (these were used to keep creditors from seizing the assets of distressed companies) (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms)

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