What duty does a non-bankruptcy attorney have to determine whether a client or a potential client is or has been a debtor in a bankruptcy case? The wrong answer to that question may prove disastrous to successful pursuit of claims on behalf of the client and threatens counsel with professional and financial exposure. A debtor’s failure to disclose causes of action in a bankruptcy case has ramifications for the debtor, the debtor’s attorney, and the non-bankruptcy attorney.
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