creditor's claim

creditor's claim

n. a claim required to be filed in writing, in a proper form by a person or entity owed money by a debtor who has filed a petition in bankruptcy court (or had a petition filed to declare the debtor bankrupt), or is owed money by a person who has died. Notice of the need to file a creditor's claim in the estates of a person who has died must be printed in a legal advertisement giving notice of death. Then a creditor has only a few months to file the claim, and it must be in a form approved by the courts. (See: claim in bankruptcy, probate)

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Blixseth (the "Blixseth Court"), has fleshed out the meaning of a bona fide dispute as to the amount of a petitioning creditor's claim and serves as a stark warning to creditors contemplating joining an involuntary bankruptcy petition.
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