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A firm that is unable to pay debts (its liabilities exceed its assets).


Describing a situation in which an individual or firm is unable to service its debts. This occurs when the individual or firm has a little or no cash flow, and may occur due to poor cash management. An insolvent individual or firm often declares bankruptcy, or it may arrive at an understanding with creditors in which it restructures payments.


Unable to meet debts or discharge liabilities. Compare solvent.


The condition that exists when (1) one's liabilities are greater than assets,so that a complete liquidation even at fair market value would not pay all debts,or (2) one's current income is not sufficient to pay current bills, resulting in the need to contribute more cash to the organization or default on some payments.

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Priority Class--The class in which a creditor in an insolvent estate is placed, based on its type of claim against the estate.
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Professionally managed "brokered funds" were parceled out to insolvent thrifts nationwide in handy $100,000 chunks.
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In the economic sphere, regarding the application of the CIRE over time it can be seen that the recovery of insolvent companies failed to come true by itself, in practice, as an effective alternative to company settlement (Portugal, 2010, 2 de dezembro).
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Although creditors are not owed fiduciary duties, Delaware courts grant creditors of an insolvent corporation standing to bring derivative lawsuits on behalf of the corporation to enforce the directors' and officers' fiduciary duties to the corporation.
As claims increased with the onset of the recession in 2008-2009, federal tax credit reductions began posing a problem for a large number of states in 2011, as by that time they had had insolvent accounts for two years.
Mr Wood said: "Business rescue is in the interests of both creditors and insolvent businesses and their employees.
Central bank prohibition on lending to insolvent banks
A debtor is balance sheet insolvent when it is unable to pay its debts as they become due or it has financial liabilities exceeding the value of his assets.
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