adversary proceeding
n.
A hearing or trial with opposing parties, one seeking relief from the other, and that ends with one party receiving a favorable outcome at the expense of the other. See also case

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adversary proceeding
USA
A lawsuit brought within a bankruptcy proceeding commenced by the filing of a complaint with the court, relating to a dispute between the debtor and a creditor or other interested party.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


adversary proceeding
n.
1 A judicial hearing or other proceeding involving a real dispute between opposing parties.
2 A proceeding before the Bankruptcy Court to settle disputes regarding the distribution of the assets of a bankrupt.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


adversary proceeding
Any action, hearing, investigation, inquest, or inquiry brought by one party against another in which the party seeking relief has given legal notice to and provided the other party with an opportunity to contest the claims that have been made against him or her. A court trial is a typical example of an adversary proceeding.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adversary proceeding
I
Any action, hearing, investigation, inquest, or inquiry brought by one party against another in which the party seeking relief has given legal notice to and provided the other party with an opportunity to contest the claims that have been made against him or her. A court trial is a typical example of an adversary proceeding.
II One having opposing parties such as a plaintiff and a defendant. Individual lawsuit(s) brought within a bankruptcy proceeding.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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