The caption of an adversary proceeding complaint provides essential information for the defendant in the process of resolving an adversary proceeding complaint for the recovery of bankruptcy preferences and other avoidable transfers. Part 2 of our five part series on the elements of a bankruptcy preference complaint addresses the caption.

Cover page of part 2 of a video review of the elements of a bankruptcy preference complaint - this part addresses the caption

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The caption to the complaint can be divided into five parts – the identification of the court, the title, the case and adversary proceeding numbers, the pleading designation and the local rule informational requirements. This installment in our video series addresses each of theses parts.

The objective of this part is to provide the viewer an basic understanding of the terminology of the caption, a grasp of the information provided by the caption and an appreciation for the importance of that information, especially in the process of identifying bankruptcy preference defense counsel.