Bankruptcy Basics

06 Feb Unsettled Question: Another Court Rules That Bankruptcy Client Worksheets Are Privileged

An unsettled, and even unsettling, question for bankruptcy lawyers and debtors alike is whether client worksheets can be examined by the other side in a contested bankruptcy court hearing.  Does the attorney-client privilege protect such documents from being seen by hostile creditor attorneys? A bankruptcy lawyer...

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31 Jan Chapter 13 Debtor’s Lawsuit Tossed Out for Failure to List It in Bankruptcy Documents

The doctrine of judicial estoppel reared its ugly head again, preventing a chapter 13 debtor from suing his former employer for racial discrimination.  The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, ruled that a chapter 13 debtor should have amended his bankruptcy documents to list the...

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