adversary proceeding

Definition of "adversary proceeding"
  1. A lawsuit connected to a bankruptcy case that commences with the filing of a complaint in court
How to use "adversary proceeding" in a sentence
  1. In the bankruptcy case, an adversary proceeding was launched to determine the validity of the claim.
  2. The debtor had to face an adversary proceeding filed by one of his creditors.
  3. The attorney prepared for the adversary proceeding within the larger bankruptcy case.

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