adversary proceeding
adversary proceeding
a lawsuit arising in or related to a bankruptcy case that is commenced by filing a complaint with the bankruptcy court (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms)

A separate lawsuit filed in the bankruptcy court which arises in or is related to the bankruptcy case. Most federal rules of civil procedure apply to that adversary proceeding. (Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology)

litigation within a bankruptcy proceeding instituted by the filing of a complaint. (Common Bankruptcy Terms)

A lawsuit filed in the bankruptcy court which is related to the debtor's bankruptcy case. Examples are complaints to determine the dischargeability of a debt and complaints to determine the extent and validity of liens. (Bankruptcy in Brief)

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.

adversary proceeding
A separate lawsuit filed in the bankruptcy court which arises in or is related to the bankruptcy case. Most federal rules of civil procedure apply to that adversary proceeding.

US Bankruptcy 2012.


Glossary of Bankruptcy.

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