Litigation is basically the term that the legal systems uses for the process of settling disputes between parties. Litigation within the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado is highly specialized. Attorney Matt McCune has litigated in the Bankruptcy Court for almost two decades.
Litigation within the Bankruptcy Court can be broken down into two broad categories: Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters. An Adversary Proceeding is basically a lawsuit within the core bankruptcy case that follows rules of procedure substantially similar to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Contested Matters are other litigation that occur within the bankruptcy case but are treated less formally than adversary proceedings.
Common issues that debtors and creditors fight over in bankruptcy: Automatic stay violations; Discharge injunction violations; Objections to claims; Objections to discharge; Fraud; Fraudulent transfers and Preferences.