creditor's bill or suit


creditor's bill or suit
Equitable proceeding brought to enforce payment of debt out of property or other interest of debtor which cannot be reached by ordinary legal process. Sackin v. Kersting, 105 Ariz. 464, 466 P.2d 758.
By use of the creditor's bill, a judgment creditor can reach any nonexempt property interest of the debtor that is alienable or assignable under state law. A suit by judgment creditor in equity for purpose of reaching property which cannot be reached by execution at law. A proceeding to enforce the security of a judgment creditor against the property or interests of his debtor. This action proceeds upon the theory that the judgment is in the nature of a lien, such as may be enforced in equity. Under rules of civil procedure, such action is simply a civil action in which demand is made for this type of equitable relief because of the merger of law and equity. Fed.R. Civil P. 2

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  • creditor's bill — Equitable proceeding brought to enforce payment of debt out of property or other interest of debtor which cannot be reached by ordinary legal process. Sackin v. Kersting, 105 Ariz. 464, 466 P.2d 758. By use of the creditor s bill, a judgment… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • creditor's suit — Equitable proceeding brought to enforce payment of debt out of property or other interest of debtor which cannot be reached by ordinary legal process. Sackin v. Kersting, 105 Ariz. 464, 466 P.2d 758. By use of the creditor s bill, a judgment… …   Black's law dictionary

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