Knowledge Of Bankruptcy Cannot Be Imputed To Client
August 19, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT) -- It is not often that a published opinion provides a comforting message to bankruptcy practitioners. Attorneys with thriving creditor’s rights practices receive hundreds of notices of hearings and other deadlines in Chapter 11 cases each week. In Perle v. Fiero, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals provides guidance regarding when a lawyer’s knowledge of a bankruptcy case will be imputed to clients.
In Perle, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was confronted with the issue of whether a lawyer’s knowledge of a bankruptcy constitutes notice to...