Open an AP Proceeding

Follow the steps below to electronically file a new Adversary Proceeding.  Refer to the training module “Open an Adversary Proceeding” at http://www.wyb.uscourts.gov to view a demonstration of this process.

1.         Select Adversary.

2.         Select Open an AP Case.

3.         If Complaint; select y. If Notice of Removal; select n.  Click Next.   

4.         Search for a Plaintiff screen:

            Enter last name or business name.

            Click on Search.

            Party search results:  If plaintiff's exact name appears, select the name from the list.  If no results appear, click on Create New Party to add plaintiff.

            On the Plaintiff Information screen, verify/add the correct information and make changes where necessary.

            Select the plaintiff’s correct Role in Bankruptcy Case (i.e; creditor, debtor, etc.).

            Use the Alias button if plaintiff has any alias names to enter.

            If filing with any additional attorneys, click on the Add Additional Attorney button to enter the names.

            When finished entering plaintiff’s information, click Submit.

            The next screen allows you to search/add any additional plaintiffs if applicable, if not, click End Plaintiff Selection.

            Search for a Defendant screen.

            Enter last name or business name.

            Click on Search.

            Party search results: If defendant’s exact name appears, select the name from the list.  If no results  appear, click on Create New Party to add defendant.             

            On the Defendant Information screen, verify/add the correct information and make changes where necessary.

            Select the defendant’s correct Role in Bankruptcy Case.

            Use Alias button if defendant has any alias names to enter.

            When finished entering defendant’s information, click Submit.

            The next screen allows you to search/add any additional defendants if applicable, if not, click End Defendant Selection.

5.         Open Adversary Case (statistical) screen:

            Select appropriate Party Code.

            Select appropriate Primary Nature of Suit. If more than one nature of suit, use the fields for  second, third, fourth, fifth nature of Suit.

            Select y if Rule 23 (class action) applies.

            Select plaintiff if filing requests a jury demand.

            Enter amount for demand.  Enter only to the nearest whole number in the thousands,

            (i.e., 5 = 5000.)

            Select y, n, or u for the State law field

            Click Next

6.         Enter the lead bankruptcy case number on the next screen.  Association type is Adversary.

            Click Next.

7.         The next screen states what division case is assigned to based on the lead bankruptcy case number you entered.

            Click Next.

8.         Browse, verify and attach the PDF of the B104 Adversary Cover Sheet and Complaint.  Attach supporting documents, if applicable.

            Click Next.

9.         The adversary filing fee will be displayed.  Click Next.

10.       Final Docket Text screen: 

            Review the docket text and make sure everything is correct and click Next.

11.       You will be prompted to pay the filing fee electronically.

 

Save the Notice of Electronic Filing.

Summons:       The court will issue a summons. 

                        **Once summons is filed by the court, it may be obtained through the email notification the filer receives.