file for bankruptcy


: to officially ask to be legally recognized as bankrupt
The company filed for bankruptcy in July.

Examples of file for bankruptcy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By filing the lien, the Department of Revenue Services is protecting the state’s interest if the hospital chain were to file for bankruptcy or be sold. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 Lauper had launched her singing career in the late 1970s as part of Blue Angel, but the group’s 1980 debut album flopped and legal issues with their manager led her to file for bankruptcy. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Dec. 2023 People turned their anger to foreign investors and a move by the company to file for bankruptcy protection. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, 5 Dec. 2023 Economic pressures have already forced the closure of Madera Community Hospital in rural Central California and spurred Beverly Hospital in Montebello to file for bankruptcy protection this spring. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Enlarge Getty Images | Justin Sullivan WeWork stock fell about 50 percent today as the business once valued at $47 billion reportedly plans to file for bankruptcy. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 1 Nov. 2023 In 2009, the hefty cost of retirement benefits was one of the factors that prompted G.M. and Chrysler to file for bankruptcy protection. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2023 Ultimately, the couple ended up owing more than $200,000 in defense attorney fees and had to file for bankruptcy. Jesse Bedayn The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2023 Another option for people with catastrophic medical bills is to file for bankruptcy. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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“File for bankruptcy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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